Vladimiros Symeonidis is currently the Music Director of the ‘‘contra tempo’’ chamber orchestra and Assistant Professor of Conducting at the School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 2006 to 2011 Maestro Symeonidis was appointed Principal Conductor of the Greek National Radio Symphony Orchestra (ERT) . He is a frequent guest Conductor with all major Symphony Orchestras in Greece such as the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Greek National Opera, Athens Megaron Camerata etc.. He has worked together with some important European Orchestras and Choirs such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra , ensemble die reihe, ensemble Klangforum Wien, Wiener Sängerknaben, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic etc.. He has collaborated with some of the wold’s finest soloists and composers such as Cyprien Katsaris, Cheryl Studer, Olli Kortekangas, Mikis Theodorakis, Simon Saheen, Georges Aperghis, Richard Galliano, Klaus Lienbacher, Theodor Antoniou, Nils Landgren, Martin Haselboeck, Myrto Papatanasiu,etc. Recordings of Maestro Symeonidis have been broadcasted through E.B.U. in many European Countries. His latest recording of works by Greek Composer J.Papaioannou has been released by NAXOS in 2013. Vladimiros Symeonidis has graduated from the prestigious University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna(Magister Artium degree), where he attended(1993-1998) the legendary Conducting Class of Professor Uros Lajovic(Student of Hans Swarovsky). He has studied Composition at the same University(1993-1997) under Professor Erich Urbanner(Magister Artium degree), and Musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki(Master's degree).