Greek pianist Nikos Stavlas initiated his piano studies at the National Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Diploma and First Prize, 2003) and at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (BMus with distinction, 2005). In 2005 he moved to London, where he studied at the Royal College of Music with Yonty Solomon and Kathron Sturrock, financially supported both by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and by the RCM, and obtained a Masters Degree in Piano Performance with distinction in 2007. In 2012 he received a PhD in Piano Performance Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London under the supervision of Keith Potter and Andrew Zolinsky. His area of research is Ludwig van, a film and a musical composition on Beethoven by the Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel.
Nikos has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras in Greece and Albania, and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Greece, Italy, Spain, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom, most importantly in the Purcell Room and the Wigmore hall in London. He is a member of the Zalas Trio, the Vladimir&Estragon Piano Duo, and he regularly performs with the soprano Patricia Caicedo, with whom he recently recorded a CD of Catalan art songs.
Nikos currently works as a piano teacher and accompanist and has been a tutor at Morley College and City Lit since 2014.