Cariáis, Miltiades Greek conductor; b. Gdansk (of Greek parents), May 9, 1923; d. Athens, March 1, 1998. He studied at the Athens Cons, and with Swarowsky at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he received his conducting diploma in 1947. He also studied conducting with Karajan and Scherchen. He conducted opera in Graz (1945–59), Bregenz (1947–48), and Cologne (1959–62). Caridis was chief conductor of the Philharmonia Hungarica in Marl kreis Recklinghausen (1960–67), with which he toured the U.S. in 1964 and 1967. After serving as chief conductor of the Oslo Phil. (1969–75), he was Generalmusikdirektor of the Duis-burg Sym. Orch. (1975–81). He then was chief conductor of the Niederòsterreichisches Tonkünstler Orch. in Vienna (1981–85).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire