Stelios is a versatile violinist, accomplished both in performance and the academic field. He is a sessional lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), where he has taught Musical Analysis, Music History and Musicology at all academic levels. He has presented papers in conferences around the UK and Austria and he has recently organised the Schoenberg at 140 conference at CCCU. He completed his PhD in 2012 (CCCU), where he has been teaching violin and viola since 2006. He is also a visiting tutor at Goldsmith’s University.
At the age of seventeen he entered the Royal Academy of Music, London, and gained his BMus and MMus in performance. He free-lances as an orchestral musician with chamber orchestras including Southern Sinfonia, Chamber Festival Orchestra and English Festival Orchestra. He is a keen chamber music player, and is a founding member of Shonorities Ensemble, a group that specialises in staged performances, and the Lunaire Quartet. He has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals in the UK, Japan, Greece, Italy and has played in many festivals including Haendel Festival, Canterbury Festival, Brighton Festival, Sounds New Festival and Pro-Arte Festival (Tokyo, Japan). He is a committed exponent of contemporary music and has collaborated with composers such as John Taverner, Rodion Shchedrin, Roderick Watkins and Basil Athanasiadis. He has recorded in orchestras on Nimbus and Naxos labels and recently featured in three CDs with Shonorities on Saragasso label.