Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Stylianos Tsakalidis

Born in Thessaloniki, he received his violin diploma from the Synchrono Conservatory of Thessaloniki (class of S. Gargalas) and he graduated from the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen, Germany (class of Prof. Nana Jaschwili). In 2012 he earned his PhD in the Department of Music Art and Science at the University of Macedonia under the guidance of Prof. Dimitris Chandrakis. Among his tutors are several renowned teachers and performers, such as T. Apostolidis, G. Demertzis, Ch. Polyzoides, M. Minchev, Nana Jaschwili, Almita and Roland Vamos, Zakhar Bron and D. Polyzoides. He has participated in various orchestral ensembles in concert, both in Greece and abroad, and has recorded orchestral and solo literature. He regularly performs in solo recitals and chamber music concerts, covering an extensive musical repertoire with emphasis on contemporary music. Since 2002 he has been a member of the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra. He focuses on contemporary music, aspiring to establish a connection between the public and the composer. He has extensive experience in violin teaching, having taught at music schools and municipal conservatories. Since 2008 he has been teaching violin at the Department of Music Art and Science of the University of Macedonia.