Being moved to tears is for me a kind of gold standard for live concert music. We were moved and inspired; I think everybody was
— Robert Knox (Globe Correspondent)

CLASSICALLY TRAINED, COMMUNITY DRIVEN

Kristo Kondakçi is an active young conductor in Boston. He is the founder and music director of the Eureka Ensemble, a collective of Boston's finest young musicians with the mission of using classical music as a platform for social action and community engagement.

Kristo is also the assistant conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and conducting fellow of the Boston Philharmonic. His other conducting activities include concerts with the National Albanian Orchestra, North End Music & Performing Arts Center and projects with Music for Food and East Coast Scoring. He also coaches chamber groups at Harvard University.

Kristo holds a Master’s Degree in Conducting (2015) and a Bachelor's Degree in Composition (2013) from the New England Conservatory, where he was named a Beneficent Society Scholar (2013) and hailed as NEC's Scholarship Star (2012).

He believes that classical music has a powerful role in society as a metaphor for teamwork and community and was recently named a cultural representative of the Albanian Diaspora by the Albanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for his work in using music to bring the Albanian community together.