Dr. Peter Tiboris
Conductor & Guest Lecturer
Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris made his professional conducting debut in New York City with the American Symphony Orchestra on January 7, 1984, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Since then he has conducted in the world’s most prestigious venues, with world-class artists. He has conducted nearly 150 concerts in historic Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Abroad he has conducted at numerous musical venues, including Vienna’s Konzerthaus; London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Center; Prague’s Dvorák Hall and Smetana Hall; Warsaw Philharmonic Hall; Moscow’s Column Hall and St. Petersburg’s Shostakovich Hall and Tchaikovsky Hall; Italy’s Teatro di Roma, Regio di Parma, and Sala Verdi in Milano; and Mexico City’s Bellas Artes, among many others.
Mr. Tiboris has led his Manhattan Philharmonic as Music Director since 1988 in New York City. He has appeared as a guest conductor leading orchestras such as the Brooklyn Philharmonic and New York City Symphony in New York; Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, and Oxford Philomusica in the United Kingdom; Virtuosi di Praga in the Czech Republic; Hannover Staatsorchestra; Sofia National Opera House Orchestra; Société Philharmonique de Montréal; Bohuslav Martinó Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague; EurOrchestra di Napoli, Sinfonica Siciliana di Palermo, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, and L’EurOrchestra da camera di Bari, in Italy; Orquesta de Bellas Arts in Mexico City; Warsaw Philharmonic, Opera I Filarmonia Podlaska, Silesian Philharmonic of Katowice, and State Philharmonic of Poznan in Poland; Orquestra Clássica da Madeira and Orquestra de Camara de Cascais e Oeiras in Lisbon; Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bucharest; Glinka Capelle Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, and Radio and Television Orchestra of Moscow; and Millî Reasürans Chamber Orchestra in Istanbul. Additionally, he has conducted orchestras on recordings, including the Moscow Radio and Television Orchestra of Russia, the Sofia National Opera Orchestra of Bulgaria, and the Bohuslav Martinó Philharmonic of the Czech Republic.
Symphonic and choral works that he has conducted include all of the major masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Grieg, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky. His love of opera has occasioned him to conduct performances of Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana, Taneyev’s Agamemnon from The Oresteia, Rossini’s Ermione and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubini’s Médée, and Theodorakis’ Elektra. He has also conducted major ballets in Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, including Grieg’s Peer Gynt (which was named Ballet of the Year in Italy in 2007 by Danza e Danza magazine), and Adam’s Il Corsaro.
Mr. Tiboris is the Founder and General Director of MidAmerica Productions, which began in 1984. Since then MidAmerica has presented some 500 concerts, featuring orchestras from around the world, in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has received critical acclaim for his 11 recordings, including Mascagni’s Zanetto and Silvano; Verdi’s Requiem (Critical Edition); the premier recordings of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, 7, and 9; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, all with Mahler’s “Retouchen.”
In 2000 Mr. Tiboris founded the International Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece, which presents performances at the Apollo Theater, built in 1864. Also named La Piccola Scala, the theater is a replica of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Opera Ballet.