‘Orpheus’s playing has been praised for its ‘virtuosity, musicality  and passion’

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He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music who awarded him a scholarship to further his solo studies with Carmel Kaine at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia.  His prizes include first prize in the Concerto Competition at the Richmond Music Festival playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto and the Silver Medal at the Marlow Music Festival.

As a soloist he has performed in Great Britain, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Australia, China, Korea and on Cypriot National Television. 

He has appeared on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and recorded for BBC radio.

Solo appearances in London include; Queen Elizabeth Hall, recitals in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 and Sinfonia Concertante at St Paul’s Covent Garden and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in St James’s Piccadilly with the Orfeas Ensemble, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 and the World Premier of ‘A Greek in New York’ Concerto for Violin and Chamber Ensemble by Denise Mangiardi, written for Orpheus.

He is the leader and founder of the Orfeas String Quartet & Ensemble.  They have performed in the Royal Festival Hall, at festivals and concert halls throughout England and broadcast on the Voice of America.  Trinity College of Music selected the Quartet to perform at their Annual Trinity Laban Conference in 2011. 

Passionate advocates of contemporary music the quartet has premiered works written for them. Composers they have forged an intimate musical bond with include Aziza Sadikova, Denise Mangiardi, Amir Sadeghi Konjani, Theothoros Harithis & William Attwood.  Orpheus has also given premiers of solo works written for him and recorded the music of Ezio Bosso at Abbey Road.   

As a recital artist he has given concerts of Classical, Central European and Balkan Folk music in the UK and Europe,recently performing Schindler’s List for the Holocaust Memorial at the Slovak Embassy and Sarasate Zigeunerweizen. His exploration of folk inspired music from around the globe continues.

In March 2011 Orpheus gave a series of performances of ‘The Lark Ascending’ touring England with the generous support of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Charity.  In May 2011 he gave the British premiere of ‘Sea Rain’ for violin and strings by Ezio Bosso.

He performed for Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as part of the Queenʼs Diamond Jubillee Celebrations and also performed in the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Recently he performed for her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

This season solo engagements include performances of Mozart 3rd violin concerto and Bruch 1st violin concerto with conductor Scott Wilson, a solo apperance at the Royal Overseas League, a recital tour of Lithuania including performing on National Television, festival appearances with Orfeas String Quartet and performances of Handel’s Opera‘Semele’ with the Orfeas Ensemble.  He also made his Baroque debut performing at 415 temperament leading the London Early Opera in Bach’s ‘Easter Oratorio’

In September 2013 he toured southern China with his duo partner pianist Rimantas Vingras. 

Orpheus is the leader of the London European Orchestra with whom he regularly appears in such venues as the Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square.



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