Christos Stylianides

YEAR OF AWARD: 2014
AGE AT AWARD: 17
ARTFORMS: Music , Trumpet
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Biography

Hailing from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Christos began playing trumpet aged 10.  He developed a keen interest in jazz from an early age and performed with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, as well as numerous regional and community big bands in and around Glasgow.

Christos has taken part in the Young Scottish Jazz Competition twice, and in 2012 was runner up in the Under 17s category. In 2014 he gained a place to study on the BMus (Hons) in Jazz at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Since Christos enjoys a variety of music alongside jazz, he aspires to become a session musician and work on a range of projects.

How the Award Helped

Christos received an award to help finance his studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire.



Receiving the award means an incredible amount to me.  Without it I would have struggled tremendously to finance myself during my studies here in Birmingham.