© Nektaria Paletsou 2017

Nektaria Paletsou was born in Athens. Because of her excellent choir production of the première of the opera The Little Prince by Nikolaus Schapfl in 2004 she and her Amadeus Choir Salzburg have been invited to perform the same opera for the Bayerische Rundfunk under the direction of Sebastian Weigle.

 

Nektaria Paletsou began her studies at the National Conservatory of Athens with courses on piano performance, vocal (Oratorio-Lied), music theory and music education. She completed her studies with a Diploma on Harmony and Music Education (with distinction). She began her studies in Choral Conducting at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of Professor Walter Hagen-Groll (first choir conductor under Karajan) and continued with Prof. Karl Kamper (choir conductor at the German Opera Berlin). She graduated in 2001 with a Master of Arts. Furthermore she acquired a Post Graduate and a Master's degree in orchestral conducting with distinction from the Bruckner University of Music in Linz in the class of Prof. Nikolay Zlicar.

Since the years of her studies from 1999 to 2005, she appeared in several productions at Landestheater Salzburg, Kulturtage in Festspielhaus Salzburg as choir director assistant an deputy at the same theater with piano accompaniment, stage conducting and extra choir conducting. During the seasons 2005-2008 she was permanently engaged as choir director assistant as well as director and vocal coach of the children's choir at the Salzburger
Landestheater. Since 2011 she has been working as choir director of the Oper am Berg Festival Salzburg. Her first performence as a Chorus Master with the Greek Radio's Choir was presented at 2013, another one on September 2014 and on the Saison 2016/17.

At the moment she works as a Chorus Master at the "Theater an der Rott", Niederbayern. She ist also the music director of the: Echo Young Singens Salzburg, the Cantemus Women's Chorus Munich, Stephan's Choir Freilassing, 'Rund ums Jahr Chor' Ebenau. In addition to her conducting duties she has also shown educational activities as choir director, piano accompanist and vocal teacher at the Musikum Salzburg, the Musikschule der Satdt Linz and the St. Gilgen International School.

 

In 2009, she and her Ensemble AMADEUS Salzburg won the gold award at the Bad Ischl International Choir Competition as well as the silver award with the cultural association Salzburg Opera Children's Choir (a club NP founded in 2009, which cooperated with the Mozarteum University having its emphasis on children’s opera).


Nektaria Paletsou works as a freelance choir and orchestra conductor and is a doctoral student at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. She speaks German, English, French, Italian and Greek and lives in Salzburg.