Swiss conductor of Greek origin, Georgios Balatsinos, has been appointed as the new chief conductor of the Orchestra of SNE Theater in Bautzen/ Germany in the 2022/23 season. Since 2015 he has been artistic director and chief conductor of Kammerphilharmonie Berner Oberland (Switzerland) and since 2010 musical director and conductor of the youth symphony orchestra Arabesque (Switzerland). He has conducted in prestigious Festivals and halls such as in Athens Festival (Norma/Greek National Opera, 2019), S. Niarchos Concert Hall (Greek National Opera 2018-19), Athens Megaron concert Hall (Athens State Orchestra, 2017-20), Berliner Philarmonic hall (Berliner Symphoniker 2016), Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien (2015) etc. Georgios has collaborated with artists such as Carmen Giannattasio, Dimitris Tiliakos, Kyrill Trousov, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Christina Poulitsi, Wolfgang Boettcher, Nobuko Imai, Armin Bachmann, Francesco Nicolosi and conducted orchestras all over Europe: in his home country, Greece, the Greek National Opera, Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Greek National Radio Orchestra, City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Germany), National Arts Orchestra (Canada), Wuppertal Opera ( Germany), Sanremo Symphony ( Italy), Meiningen Hofkapella (Germany), Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz (Germany), Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice (France), Moscow Philharmonic (Russia) Novosibirsk Philarmonic (Rusia) to name a few, as well as in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria or Lithuania. He is a Winner of several international conducting Competitions in Bucarest(2018), Belgrad (2019), Brescia (2018) and Berlin (2016). As an active student, Georgios Balatsinos took part in numerous international masterclasses with D. Zinman, P. Eötvös, G. Rozhdestvensky, G. Gelmetti, M.Jurowski, N. Järvi and Johannes Schlaefli. He is also a finalist of the 15th conductor workshop “Interaktion” of the Critical Orchestra in Berlin with leading musicians from Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, amongst others.