Dr. Christos Galileas, Artistic Director, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Music Studies, University of Ioannina (GR)
Christos Galileas received his first violin lessons from his father, Kosmas Galileas. He completed his studies at the “Alex Tournaissen” Conservatory in Athens, where he earned his Diploma in Violin with Distinction, First Prize for exceptional performance, and a Gold Medal. With a scholarship from the IKY (State Scholarships Foundation), he continued his studies with the renowned professor Almita Vamos at Oberlin Conservatory in the USA, where he was awarded the Deans Talent Award. For his postgraduate studies, he was accepted into the Juilliard School in New York, specifically in the class of the famous professor Dorothy Delay, with scholarships from the Juilliard School and the “Alexandra Triandi” Association of “Friends of Music,” from which he received his Master’s degree in May 2001. In 2005, he completed his studies in the Doctoral Program at the State University of New York Stony Brook.
In 2002, he founded the “Greek Camerata” Orchestra, an ensemble consisting of select Greek musicians, of which he served as Artistic Director. He has taught at International Seminars and Master Classes at prestigious universities and music schools worldwide. He has participated in numerous judging committees for international competitions in Greece and abroad. Dr. Galileas served as Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA from 2007 to 2023. Since January 2021, he is the Artistic Director of the Megaron Concert Hall in Thessaloniki and was elected Associate Professor at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina.