Themistocles Magriotis is an orchestral conductor and a music scholar.
His academic interests include music theory and analysis, along with
applications of computer technology to music. An avid scholar of
Adorno’s aesthetics, his work probes the intimate relationship between
music and the other arts.
Mr Magriotis numerous conducting credits include performances with the Sophia Philharmonic, OORT Symphony Orchestra of Sophia and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra (M.A.V), while his extensive repertoire ranges from J.S.Bach to Iannis Xenakis.
He graduated from the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, his
native city. He continued his formal studies of music composition, percussion and
conducting in today’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien where he was accepted into the world renowned class of Hans Swarowsky, who was himself a student of Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern as well as Sigmund Freud.
While in Vienna, he frequently participated in multiple specialized seminars of conducting and music analysis under the tutelage of Hans Swarowsky, Miltiades Karidis and Conducting 20th Century Music with Friedrich Cerha.
He held an appointment to the faculty of the Continuing Education and the program “Melina” which were established by the Greek Ministries of Culture and Education.
He also teaches aesthetics and analysis of music along with his conducting career, which aims in the continuation of the tradition of Classical Vienna, through the Romantics.
He lives in New York.