Stelios Georgiou was born in 1988 in Limassol, Cyprus. He began his music education in music at the age of eleven with piano, theory and harmony classes with Christina Shiakalli Frantzeskou and singing lessons with Natalia Nord. He was awarded a BMus with Honours in Music & Performance at Kingston University, where he had singing lessons with the renowned baritone Jeffrey Black. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Performance & Opera from the Royal Northern College of Music, under the supervision of baritone Quentin Hays. Stelios has received masterclasses from Paolo Baiocco, Jeffrey Lawton, Paul Nylon, Ann Taylor, Lynne Dawson, Stefan Janski, Garth Bardsley, Robin Humphreys, Kathryn Singleton, Prof. David Osbon, Michael Round, Jason Edge, Scott Farell, Oliver-John Ruthven and Caroline Clegg. He also collaborated with Dr. Nicolas Constantinou, Plotinos Mikromatis, Elli Aloneftou, Vladimir Chernov, Natalia Nord, Myria Ioannou, Adam Hope, Matthew Bromley, Sara Lawrence etc.
While studying towards his degrees, Mr. Georgiou was an active member of the Kingston University Chamber Choir (Prof. David Osbon) and the Royal Church School of Music Choir and would often perform as a soloist in venues such as the Canterbury Cathedral and other locations in Ireland, Norway, Italy & Austria. Some of the repertoire performed includes John Cameron’s Missa Celtica, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light and Karl Jenskins’s The Armed Man. Additionally, Stelios received a choral Scholarship from St. James’ Church in New Malden, administered by the RCSM and directed by Jason Edge, while at the same time, he was a member of the Riverside Opera Chorus in Kingston upon Thames, under the direction of Oliver-John Ruthven. Additionally, he had a contract with the Longborough Festival Opera for the choral needs of the production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. He also appeared in the Opera Scenes The Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton) and The Marriage of Figaro (Basilio), RNCM Opera Theatre. He has also appeared as a soloist in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (RNCM Symphony Chorus) in Manchester and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and BBC Philharmonic) in Leeds.
Continually, Stelios gain a certificate from the International Vocal Artists Academy of Payerbach- Austria where he had singing lessons with the renowned Russian baritone Vladimir Chernov and the world-class expert on Bel Canto vocal technique Olga Toporkova. Mr. Georgiou is currently teaching voice at various Music Schools across Cyprus.
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