- Instrument: Piano
Christos Fountos was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1997. He started playing the piano at the age of 5 under Prof. M.Gospodinoff. At age 17, he debuted with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and a year later he started studying under Philip Fowke at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. He graduated in 2019 (BMus in Performance) with top marks, the Director’s Award for Excellence in piano, the Silver Medal and he was a Gold Medal nominee. He continued his studies at the same institution under Martino Tirimo and Sergio de Simone, with full scholarship graduating in 2021 (MMus Performance with Distinction) and was selected to be awarded the Musicians’ Company Silver Medal. He is currently in the Postgraduate Artist Diploma course with full scholarship. He appeared as soloist with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, Guildford Symphony Orchestra and he is due to perform with the Havant Symphony Orchestra and the Sevenoaks Symphony in 2022. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room-Southbank Centre, Drapers’ hall, St.James’s Piccadilly, Hellenic Centre, Maida Vale Studios, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building in Oxford, at Sala “A.B.Michelangeli” and the Liceo Musicale “L.Bianciardi” in Italy. He is currently in a fruitful collaboration with Canadian composer Rodney Sharman, with the Centre of Cypriot Composers and conductor Darrell Davison. Christos was a Munster Trust, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Trinity Laban Scholar in the past and he is currently a Jaqueline Williams, Trinity College London and Leventis Foundation Scholar.
Musicians’ Company Award: Silver Medal – Trinity Laban 2021
Page Updated: March 2022
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