Michalis Economou

Music Director, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor, National Radio Orchestra of Greece
Artistic Director, Athens Technical University Department of Music


Michalis Economou is former Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Radio Greek Orchestra and has just signed a contract for the annual Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition winner’s gala in various countries. He is also the Chairman of the Music Department at Athens Technical University since 2004.

Maestro Economou possesses the natural talent of being equally well-versed and equally refined in various musical genres and repertoire from baroque to contemporary, classical symphonic, choral, opera, symphonic pop and film music with a special emphasis on new compositions.  A regular conductor of all major Greek orchestras he has worked with many other symphony orchestras and ensembles in Europe, the United States and Asia, including the Athens State Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Orchestra of Colors, Greek National Radio Sympony Orchestra, National Radio Orchestra of Contemporary Music, Camerata Orchestra of Megaron, Hellenic Contemporary Ensemble, Orchestra of Patras, Athens Municipality New Music Ensemble, Alea III Contemporary Ensemble of Boston, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Boston University New Music Ensemble, Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Festival Orchestra di Sofia, Batumi/Georgia Festival Orchestra, Radio Orchestra of Albania, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Győr Philharmonic Orchestra and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more