Greek pianist Nikos Stavlas studied at the National Conservatory of Thessaloniki, the University of Macedonia and at the Royal College of Music. He holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.
He has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras in Greece, Albania and the United Kingdom, and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Greece, Albania, Italy, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom and the USA. Nikos has also recorded live for BBC Radio 3 and Catalunya Música.
He is a member of the Zalas Trio, which has performed in various venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall and the Cadaqués International Music Festival in Spain. Nikos has recorded two CDs of Catalan and Latin American art song with soprano Patricia Caicedo.
Nikos currently teaches at Morley College and City Lit in London, where he leads weekly masterclasses for advanced pianists. He is in high demand as an accompanist at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Opera House, and in 2014 was appointed Principal Accompanist for the Barcelona Festival of Song.
Nikos lives in North London with his partner, also a professional pianist, and we are delighted to have him aboard Freedom for our innaugral recital.