Vladimiros Simeonidis (b. 1972) is one of the most active Greek conductors of his generation.
He is the founder and artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra contra tempo, while from 2006 to 2011 he was the director of the National Symphony Orchestra of the National Radio of Greece.
He has collaborated with numerous music ensembles in Greece and abroad, such as the Austrian Radio Orchestra (R. S. O. Wien, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras, the contemporary music ensembles Klangforum Wien, die reihe, dissonArt and Ergon Ensemble, the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Utrecht, the Sinfonietta Beograd, the Vienna Children’s Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben), the Camerata, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, etc. He has conducted opera and ballet productions at the National Opera House and recorded for the Greek and Austrian Radio, as well as for the international record company NAXOS.
Since 2019 he serves as Assistant Professor of Ensemble Conducting at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while he also teaches orchestra conducting at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
He is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (mag. artium degree in orchestra conducting from the class of Uros Lajovic and mag. artium degree in composition from the class of Erich Urbanner), the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as of the class of senior theorists of Christos Samaras.