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Biography

Kristo Kondakci is currently the assistant conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, a professional orchestra committed to making great music available to audiences across ethnic, economic and cultural boundaries. Recent performances include a debut with the Albanian National Orchestra, with whom Kristo will appear as principal guest conductor in upcoming seasons, and concerts with the Eureka Orchestra, a new group that he has founded to promote music accessibility through concerts and interactive outreach events.

Kristo holds a Master’s Degree in Conducting as well as a  Bachelor's Degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory and graduated from the prestigious Boston College High School. At the NEC, Kristo has been named a Beneficent Society Scholar (2013), hailed as NEC's Scholarship Star (2012), and was awarded the Composition Department prize at the Preparatory Division in 2009.

In 2011,  he p repared a reconstruction of the original version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 based on a manuscript believed to be the earliest source material for the symphony. It was performed, for the second time since 1889 in this version, by the NEC Philharmonia under Hugh Wolff as a part of the 2011 NEC Mahler Festival. This project has been praised by the Boston GlobeWGBH, and the Boston Musical Intelligencer

Kristo counts among his conducting mentors:  Charles PeltzChristopher WilkinsHugh Wolff, and Benjamin Zander. These incredible musicians have helped to shape his musical conscience.

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