The conductor and pianist Chrysanthie Emmanouilidou, born in Thessaloniki, has lived in Berlin since 1998. Immediately after her piano and harmony studies in the State Conservatory in Thessaloniki she continued master piano studies at the academies of music in Freiburg and in Berlin “Hanns Eisler” where she spent profoundly inspiring years next to Prof. Georg Sava.
Shortly after her piano degrees C.E. began conducting studies in Italy next to the conductor Andrea Pestalozza, to whom she credits much of her knowledge and enthusiasm for contemporary music.
During her education she attended numerous piano and conducting Master-classes in Germany, France and Austria, which gave her the opportunity to work with various orchestras in Europe.
As an assistant conductor C.E. has worked with Michael Boder in the Royal Theatre Copenhagen, in Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, with the Berlin Philharmonics and during the Festival "Ruhr Triennale"- in Germany, as well as with Kurt Masur in Rome.
Most essential for developing her personal conducting style have been analytical and intensive studies with the British conductor Lionel Friend (Birmingham) and with the Italian conductor Claudio Abbado (Bolzano, Cremona, Bologna, Luzern).
C.E. has performed as conductor and soloist among others with her own Chamber Orchestra Internationales-Ensemble-Berlin, Jenaer Philharmoniker, Kaposvar Symphony-Orchestra, Darmstadt Kammersymphonie Orchestra, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, Loku Philharmony and Kabutoyama Symphony Orchestra in Europe and Japan (Izumi Hall, Osaka).
Apart from her activities in Berlin she is member of chamber music ensembles: a Piano-Duo, a Piano Quartet and collaborates with the Soprano Yvonne Motzkus.
Since 2011 she has been the conductor of Collegium Musicum at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences where she also teaches music history since April 2012.