Timotheos Stylianides / Guitar


Timotheos Stylianides was born in Cyprus in 1982 and took his first guitar lessons at the age of eleven. In 2002 he commenced his studies at the University of Hull in Great Britain where he focused on Performance, Composition, Orchestration and Psychology of Music. At the same time he studied the guitar under the guidance of Tom McKinney and Graig Ogden. He then followed postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he furthered his guitar studies with Eleftheria Kotzia and John Mills. He graduated with an MMus in Performace. Timotheos Stylianides continued his studies in guitar at the Real Cοnservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid in Spain where he was taught by Jose Luis Rodrigo.

Stylianides participated in various festivals, seminars and master-classes in which he took advice from many accomplished artists including Leo Brouwer, David Russel, Dusan Bogdanovic, Carlo Marchione, Aniello Desiderio and Zoran Dukic. In 2006, Stylianides was awarded the John Mills Guitar Prize. He has appeared in concerts throughout Croatia, Germany, Serbia, Spain and the UK. Alongside his performance career, Timotheos Stylianides is teaching guitar at the European University of Cyprus.