Recently selected as conductor of the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie of Klangspuren Schwaz, Konstantinos Terzakis has been based in the United Kingdom since 2019 when he began his Master's in orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Martyn Brabbins, Garry Walker and Alasdair Mitchell. He has recently been awarded the Hugh S. Roberton Prize for Orchestral Conducting and second prize at the 4th International Composer Award of Vienna. Alongside his studies, he has been expanding his training in Ballet, conducting with Richard Honner.
Born in Athens, he graduated with B.Mus Honors in 2017 and was awarded the 1st Prize from the Ionian University. During his bachelor's degree, he studied orchestral conducting with Miltos Logiadis, and pursued further study with Bart Bouckaert at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
He was awarded first prize at the 9th National Conducting Competition of Michalis Economou and has been a finalist in the Lanyi Conducting Competition and the 1st Conducting Competition of the Athens State Orchestra.
He has further developed his conducting through study with distinguished conductors such as Sian Edwards,Thomas Søndergård, Mark Wigglesworth, Ilan Volkov, Otto Tausk, Antony Hermus, Jessica Cottis, and Michalis Economou as well as with prestigious professional orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Red Note ensemble and the Berlin Sinfonietta.
Examples of other past collaborations include the Red Note ensemble, TETTTIX, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Greek Radio Contemporary Orchestra and the Athens Symphony Orchestra.