Christos Yiallouros

Born in Nicosia in 1997, pianist Christos Yiallouros studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Tatiana Sarkissova. He obtained his Master’s degree with Distinction, and his Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours. In addition, he studied chamber music with Andrew West and early keyboards with Carole Cerasi. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, supervised by Professor David Maw. Christos has actively participated in master-classes by renowned pianists such as Cyprien Katsaris, Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung, Christopher Elton, Yevgeny Sudbin, to name but a few. His studies have received the generous support of the Help Musicians, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Royal Academy of Music, the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation (‘Marios Tokas’ four-year scholarship), University of Oxford (Hélène La Rue scholarship).

Christos Yiallouros made his debut with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. He has since collaborated with a number of artists, in recital and with a varied range of instrumental ensembles. Recent chamber music performances include Mikis Theodorakis’ Two Sonatas for Violin and Piano and new music for two pianos. His repertoire spans a range from Scarlatti to Bernstein, and from Scriabin to Dutilleux and Gubaidulina. He is passionate about exploring and performing less-known repertoire, and he is currently collaborating with young composers and multimedia artists. During the last few years, he has premiered several new works for piano solo and small ensembles, and has worked with animation artists developing projects and performances presented in the London Piano Festival.

Commissioned by the LUMA Foundation in Zurich to catalogue and curate Nicolas Economou’s archive, Christos Yiallouros is currently transcribing and editing Economou’s un-notated piano works, as well as editing his notated oeuvre, which will be published in the near future. He is also an enthusiastic educator, and he teaches at King’s College London and at the University of Oxford.