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Stelios is a Guitarist and Composer. He has written music for a wide range of instruments and ensembles, including music for solo guitar, duets, piano trio and string quartet among others. He has composed music for short films, contemporary dance, documentaries and theatre. His compositions have been performed in 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. Stelios has performed in venues such as King’s Place (UK), National Maritime Museum (UK), Wigmore Hall (UK) as well as the Arion International Guitar Festival (Greece).

Stelios has released two EPs with original music for solo guitar. ‘Small Primal Voices’, his debut, was released in 2017 and was described by the Musician magazine as “an EP of hypnotic pieces and well-received soundtracks using just his guitar”. Optica, released in September 2020, is featuring five original pieces for solo guitar.

 

Stelios holds a Master of Music in Classical Guitar from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and he has been supported during his studies by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Stelios is also a committed teacher of guitar and music theory with over 12 years of experience and he is currently teaching in Athens, Greece.

PRESS

THE MUSICIAN,

SPRING 2018

Recorded live, this EP of hypnotic pieces showcases his fluency while remaining beautifully understated.

PHILIPPA NEWIS,

THINKING ON MY FEET

Stelios Kyriakidis’s score is brooding and imposing. The electric guitar throbs and pulses, enveloping the performers in a dense cocoon of sound.

A subtle soundscape crafted and performed by Stelios Kyriakidis replicates the thudding of a heartbeat... the live music has a particular importance in reaching the audience. It's certainly a stronger production for it.

Optica’s third movement, Night, was the highlight for me – a wonderful melody over a hauntingly simple backdrop of repeated plucked strings. Fabulous…

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