Timotheos Stylianides was born in Cyprus in 1982 and took his first guitar
lessons at the age of eleven. In 2002 he commenced his studies at the University
of Hull in Great
Britain where he focused on Performance, Composition, Orchestration and
Psychology of Music. At the same time he studied the guitar under the guidance
of Tom McKinney and Graig Ogden. He then followed postgraduate studies at the
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where
he furthered his guitar studies with
Eleftheria Kotzia and John Mills. He graduated with an MMus in Performace.
continued his studies in guitar
at the Real Cοnservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid in Spain where he
was taught by
Jose Luis Rodrigo.
Stylianides participated in various festivals, seminars and master-classes in which he took advice from many accomplished artists including Leo Brouwer, David Russel, Dusan Bogdanovic, Carlo Marchione, Aniello Desiderio and Zoran Dukic. In 2006, Stylianides was awarded the John Mills Guitar Prize. He has appeared in concerts throughout Croatia, Germany, Serbia, Spain and the UK. Alongside his performance career, Timotheos Stylianides is teaching guitar at the European University of Cyprus.