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Miltiades Caridis (born Danzig, today Gdańsk, in 1923, died 1997 in Athens) was a German-Greek conductor.

Caridis was born of a German mother and a Greek father. He was raised in Dresden, but his family moved to Greece in 1938. Caridis was the only member of his school class to survive World War II. After the war, he studied with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. His career has spanned opera in Cologne, Graz and Vienna. He has also conducted the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonkünstler Orchestra. He was awarded the Béla Bartók medal in 1981 for his contribution in spreading the appeal of the composer's work.

He died in Athens, Greece of a stroke he sustained while he was rehearsing with the ERT Greek National Orchestra.



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