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NIKOS CHRISTODOULOU
Nikos Christodoulou (b.1959) studied composition with J.A.Papaioannou and piano in Athens. He was associate composer at the Greek National Radio in 1977-82 and he composed music and songs for the ever-popular children series "Lilipoupoli" in Greek Radio 3. He led the "Helios Festival: a Carl Nielsen celebration" in Athens in 1999 and appeared at the Music Harvest Festival in 2000 with the Odense Symphony Orchestra where he conducted the world-premiere of the first Symphony of Lars Graugaard. In 2000 he was invited by the Konzerthaus Berlin and led the "Nikos Skalkottas Tage" Festival with the participation of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. In 2001 he conducted the world-premiere of the opera "The Possessed" by Haris Vrontos, at the Greek National Opera, and later he returned at the Greek National Opera with Rossini "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" in the New Year's Eve performance. In 2002 he conducted the world-premiere of Vrontos cantata "Julian L' Apostate" with the Greek National Radio Symphony and Choir. He opened the Athens Festival 2003 season with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Athens Festival Choir.