Vranos was born in Athens in 1969.
He was the Artistic Director of the
Thessaloniki State Symphony
Orchestra since 2014-2017.
In 2010, he was appointed as assistant professor and since 2015
associate professor in "Orchestra Conducting", at the Department of
Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
He’s been frequently cooperated with the Greek National Opera, the
Athens State Orchestra, the Athens Radio Symphony Orchestra and the
Symphony Orchestra of Cyprus.
He graduated from the “Hochschule Fur Musik” in Munich (H. Michael’s
class), where he studied with a scholarship from the Foundation
“Alexander A. Onassis”. He studied Music Theory with A. Amarantidis and
piano (diploma) with If. Papadogianni at the National Conservatory of
The fact that his was the artistic director of his first orchestra
(Symphony Orchestra of the University LMU -Abaco Orchester- in Munich),
for two concecutive years, as a graduate student, was commented with
enthousiasm by the German press (Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munchner Merkur
etc.) and defined his symphonic repertoire and his collaborations with
young artists in the coming years.
His participation in famous H.Rilling masterclass played an
important role to his future works in Oratorio pieces and Alte Musik
works, as well as his cooperation with the International Symphony
Orchestra and Choir of Stuttgart’s Festival, where he conducted Verdi's
Requiem and Messa per Rossini.
He worked as a First Conductor and Deputy General Music Director
(G.M.D.)in Regensburg Opera (2003-2008) and in the State Opera of
(2008-2010), where he was also the Artistic Director of the Symphony
Youth Orchestra. In 2004 he appointed as General Music Director
Regensburg Opera. Their opera productions (Carmen, Norma, Lulu, Un
ballo in maschera etc.) and their symphonic concerts, often with the
cooperation of the famous children's choir of Domspatzen and the
Philharmonic Orchestra of Regensburg Opera, received thrusting reviews
from the German and the international press.
As a Second Conductor at the Pforzheim Opera (1997-2003), he
conducted several works beyond the classical repertoire and also many
premieres, often in cooperation with the Chamber Orchestra of Southwest
He has also worked with several Operas (Flensburg Opera, Trier
For two consecutive years (1998-1999), he was the Artistic
Director of the cultural events in honor of Maria Callas in Gasteig and
Prinzregenten-Theater in Munich, with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the
Orchestra of St. Petersburg Kammerphilharmonie.
During his tenure, as Artistic Director of TSSO. the number of
listeners in TSSO increased by far, while the orchestra's collaborations
with other cultural institutions in the city, consulates, educational
institutions, etc. were expanded.
Several great concerts were granted by the German Consulate in
Thessaloniki, the last of which was the "Alpine Symphony" of R.Strauss
in September 2016, under the conducting of G. Vranos, while the
culmination of this cooperation was the very important concert of TSSO
in Munich, in honor of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, the
expenses of which were taken over by the Foreign Ministry. of the
Federal Republic of Germany.
One of the goals of G. Varnos as Director of TSSO was the greatest
possible extroversion of the orchestra and the familiarization of young
people with symphonic music. Many concerts were performed in
non-traditional concert venues such as squares and canyons (concert in
Rocka Kissamos, Crete, with 6000 spectators), up to Diavata's prisons.
In January 2017 he was honored by the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki for his collaboration as the Director of the TSSO with
students of musical studies of the University in the framework of the
Practical Exercise of TSSO.