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About

Stelios is a Guitarist and Composer. His varied background in popular music as well as a formal musical training greatly shapes his genre-defying compositions and performances.

 

Stelios has written music for a wide range of instruments and ensembles, including music for solo guitar, duets, piano trio, string quartet and string orchestra among others. He often incorporates electronic sounds and effects along acoustic instruments. He has composed music for short films, contemporary dance, documentaries and theatre. His compositions have been performed at venues such as the Robin Howard Theatre (UK), Athens Video Dance Project (Official music, Greece), East London Dance (UK), Vault Festival (UK) and Arion Academy Guitar Festival (Greece).

 

A regular performer, he is showcasing a unique programme of original compositions as well as classical repertoire. Some of his recent performances include London venues such as King’s Place, National Maritime Museum, Wigmore Hall as well as the Arion International Guitar Festival in Greece. In Summer 2017 ‘Small Primal Voices’, his debut EP, was released. Featuring original music for solo guitar, was described by the Musician magazine as ‘an EP of hypnotic pieces and well-received soundtracks using just his guitar’. In Summer 2019, Stelios published ‘Songs for Two’, a collection of duets for guitar and melodic instruments. 

 

Born in Greece, Stelios moved to London at the age of 19. After performing with rock bands as an electric guitarist for 8 years, he felt the need to broaden his musical knowledge and, at the age of 27, he decided to study classical guitar and composition. Stelios has studied classical guitar with Graham Anthony Devine and Carlos Bonell of the Royal College of Music. He also studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Orchestration. He holds a DipABRSM and a Master of Music in Classical Guitar from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He has received a financial award during his studies by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

Among his compositional and performing activities, Stelios is also a committed teacher of guitar and music theory with over 11 years of experience. He has recently relocated to Greece and he is working on his full length album, to be released in the coming months.

 

March, 2020

 

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