New York, NY, December 5, 2014 – The Awards Committee of the Gina Bachauer International Music Association has selected the International Festival of the Aegean and Peter Tiboris, its founder, to receive the 2014 International Gina Bachauer Award for the “excellence of the Festival during its ten-year history.” The Festival takes place annually in July on the Island of Syros, Greece.
The Award will be presented to Mr. Tiboris on December 18, 2014, at 7 p.m., at a ceremony and concert to be held in Athens, Greece, at the amphitheater of the Eugenidio Foundation, Syggrau 387.
Gina Bachauer International Music Association
The Gina Bachauer International Music Association was established in 1979 by the family, colleagues and friends of the legendary Greek pianist Gina Bachauer, who passed away suddenly in 1976 in Athens, Greece. 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Association. The Association’s primary goals are to keep the memory of Gina Bachauer alive and to continue her work by promoting and supporting talented musicians from Greece and abroad. Awards are given to individuals and institutions from the classical music world who have supported Greece.
Peter Tiboris, a Greek American, has enjoyed a worldwide career for more than 40 years of which the past 30 have been in New York City as Founder and Artistic Director of MidAmerica Productions, with concerts at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Lincoln Center.
He is the founder of the Manhattan Philharmonic, Elysium Recordings, and the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece. In 2013, he founded MidAm International, Inc., which produces the Festival of the Aegean and concerts in Vienna and Florence. Since 1984 in New York City, he has presented more than 1200 concerts worldwide, including 500 in Carnegie Hall, and conducted many of them. He is also Music Director of the Pan-European Philharmonia, in Warsaw, Poland; and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina. He made his European conducting debut on July 1, 1983, in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, with the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra as part of the Dubrovnik Festival; and his New York conducting debut on January 7, 1984, with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center.
Maestro Tiboris has conducted nearly every major choral work as well as countless symphonic works, selected operas, and ballet with distinguished orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Oxford’s Philomusica, Niedersächsische Orchester Hannover, the Prague and Brno philharmonics, National Opera Orchestra of Cairo, American Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Société Philharmonique de Montreal, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le-Zion, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Orchestra di Siciliana di Palermo, Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, and Orquesta Symphonica del Estado de Mexico, in more than 20 countries.
Peter Tiboris studied music at the University of Wisconsin and received a doctorate from the University of Illinois, but he credits his move to New York City 30 years ago as the most important event in his musical and professional life. He is married to the soprano Eilana Lappalainen.