Eleftherios Veniadis

Eleftherios Veniadis, son of painter Kyrillos Veniadis and musician Niki Veniadi, grew up in Chios. He studied acting at Veaki Drama School and piano, violin and music theory in Athens. With a scholarship from the Ioannis D. Pateras Foundation,  he continued his studies in composition at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin), from where he graduated with the best grade given from the University and continued at the Dresden College of Music Carl Maria von Weber (HfM Dresden), from where he graduated with distinction. He was awarded the 1st prize in the “BERLINEROPERNPREIS 12” International Opera Competition, along with the music and dance group “Kompanie Zwischen” and the NaföG research fellowship of the city of Berlin. His works are presented in festivals and concert halls in Greece and abroad, including: the Festival of contemporary music theatre of the Austrian Tirol, the new talents Biennale of Cologne, the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens Festival, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Biennale for New Music Theatre of Munich, the Ruhrtriennale etc. He lives and works between Chios, Athens and Berlin, seeking new forms of expression and evolution of the contemporary music theatre.