Anastasios Strikos is an exciting and versatile Greek Orchestra Conductor. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1972. He studied Piano (Diploma with D. Mallouhos), Theory of Music as well as Theater Studies at the University of Athens. He studied Orchestra Conducting originally in Athens with Miltos Logiadis and later in Germany at the Academy of Music Wurzburg with Hermann Dechant and Peter Falk. He graduated in 2003 with the postgraduate degree “Konzertdiplom”. Additionally to his main studies he took part in international courses on various subjects and attended private lessons with Carlo Maria Giulini in Milan. In 1998 he was awarded the exclusive scholarship of the Academy of Athens for Studies in Orchestra Conducting Abroad and in 2002 the Annual Scholarship of the Richard Wagner Foundation which gave him the opportunity to attend the Richard Wagner Festival of Bayreuth. He was employed at the Opera House Wurzburg as a musical coach and conductor. He moved to Vienna in order to work with the Vienna Boys Choir and in autumn 2003 he joined an Asia Tour which took him to all major venues of China, Korea and Macao. He currently lives in Vienna pursuing a vivid international concert activity as a pianist and conductor. His extensive repertoire encompasses a broad spectrum of works from the Baroque to the Avant-Garde and he has premiered several contemporary compositions. He has conducted among others the Würzburg PO, the Nuremberg SO, the Cyprus SO, the Greek Radio SO and he is regularly appearing with I Maestri London in venues such as St. John’s at Smith Square, Radiokulturhaus ORF, as well as the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein. In 2005 he initiated the Ensemble Retro Vienna with which he presented some very successful productions. He has toured all over Europe with over sixty musical formations including the Rochester, Chicago, Boston and Vermont Youth Orchestras. Apart from his native Greek, he rehearses and teaches in six more languages.