Christos is an exciting, professional violinist with over 25 years experience of traditional Greek Cypriot and Classical Repertoire.
As a certified member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), Christos is recognised for his innovative sound and multi-cultural musical fusion, his approach and adaptability bring the violin to life within a broad range of musical contexts.
Born in West Yorkshire, his musical upbringing formed a diverse tapestry of experiences igniting his passion for music providing an opportunity to explore and develop his skills. Having progressed through the ABRSM Royal Schools of Music examinations to grade 8 standard, Christos later progressed as the first violinist leader of a Kirklees string orchestra, before studying music at sixth form college.
Christos has toured nationwide with an established Greek band, where he perfected his stage and performance etiquette—appearing on BBC's 'Don't Tell The Bride' and in 'Bride Magazine'.
Eager to expand his business understanding and abilities as a freelance musician, Christos established Greekviolinist.com to provide bespoke 'tailor-made' music packages for multi-cultural, Greek weddings and other special occasions.
Christos has played at many prestigious venues such as The Savoy, Dorchester, Landmark, Winter Gardens (Margate and Weston-Super-Mare) and has worked alongside many professional musicians including Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Andreas Michaelides, DJ Sooty, The Function Band—to name but a few.
This plethora of experience has led Christos through an academic journey in South East Kent where he has studied Creative Music Technology—obtaining first-class honours degree. An acomplished Master of Music, Christos has obtained a Masters of Music degree with Distinction.
Improvisation remains at the core of what Christos does and as a professional string player, he is always looking to push the boundaries of music to new levels. This has put him in regular demand as both a performer, studio musician and researcher—with recent involvements in music research projects for autistic and Special Educational Needs individuals.
The Violin is the principal and leading instrument for the traditional music of Cyprus, and the Greek Islands. Why not book the Greekviolinist to add a traditional character to your special occasion?
The perfect instrument for a traditional Stolisma ceremony, as used by the Greekviolinist. The Irish violin dates back to the year 1795. Producing a beautiful warm, rich sound, it is guaranteed to get emotions running.
For live performances, a high-end electric violin is the preferred choice. This lightweight violin has the same feel as a traditional 'acoustic violin' with dual pick-up and pre-amp. A wireless system enables a grand entrance from a range of up to 320 feet outside of any venue. A portable wireless amplifier is also used in confined spaces.
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