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"The evening concluded with "Night on Bald Mountain." Symeonidis led the orchestra in yet another performance full of intensity, always with the dominant narrative dramatic element of the music. Thanks to the successful solo contributions from the woodwinds and brass instruments, the evening ended successfully".[Kathimerini, 21/8/23]

"The concert concluded with the symphonic suite from "Pulcinella" (1922) by Stravinsky, based on musical themes drawn from compositions (then believed to be) by Pergolesi. Here, the performance soared! Drawing a response of high readiness from all the musicians, Symeonidis crafted a delightfully light, nervy listening experience where the beautiful contributions of a plethora of talented wind players surfed athletically atop the kinetic foundation of the strings' sound. The particularly meticulous shaping of phrasing - accents, finishing touches, transitions, coordination, dynamics - masterfully rendered both the playful "chases" of winds and strings and the stylistically parodied transformations of the Italian Baroque writing into the composer's "Rite of Spring" language. An enjoyable finale that reminded us how much both the orchestra and we lose by marginalizing the repertoire of the 20th century".[Efsyn, 8/12/20)]


"An insightful interpreter with incisive direction, an understanding of historical style and an instinct for dramatic gesture, Symeonidis shapes a reading of the score which does not rush but on the contrary allows the internal pulse of the music to be heard". [Eleftheroptypia 7/02/07]




"The concert of the Athens State Orchestra on the 7th November in the Megaron Mousikis was particularly pleasing. Under the directorship of Vladimiros Symeonidis the orchestra played Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony in a manner that confirmed its skill". [Kathimerini 15/11/09]




"There is no doubt that during the years since Vladimiros Symeonidis has taken over the ERT Symphony Orchestra its performances have reached another level. Yet one more time, on the 5th April in the Megaron Mousikis, the orchestra in spite of its weaknesses became a balanced ensemble whose development is particularly pleasing, especially considering that a few years ago it was languishing in a long-term inertia." [Kathimerini 27/4/08]




"Under the baton of Vladimiros Symeonidis the ERT Symphony Orchestra continues to improve, developing for the first time qualities such as a cohesive and balanced symphonic sound". [Eleftheroptypia 5/3/08]



"The ERT Symphony Orchestra gave their first concert of a new season at the Megaron Mousikis, surprising us with the high quality of their delivery under the artistic directorship of their conductor Vladirimos Symeonidis". [Eleftheroptypia 27/10/09]




"The return of Vladirimos Symeonidis to the podium was very pleasing, if only for one concert on 11 December in the Christos Lambrakis Hall. His work with the ERT Symphony Orchestra during the 5 years from 2006-2011 had reaped rewards and it is a shame that there was no continuation. Athenian musical life was deprived of a valuable conductor and the ERT Symphony Orchestra once again disappeared from view".[Kathimerini, 5/1/13]












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