Faidon Miliadis

He has been a member of the Athens State Orchestra since 2017, where he served as concertmaster since 2021 and is now leading the second violin section (as of 2023). Faidon began his violin studies at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki with professors Kostas Vozikis and Irina Dragneva. He then studied with Adrian Levine at the Royal College of Music in London and Kati Sebestyén at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, acquiring a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree, supported by a full scholarship by the National Scholarship Foundation. He was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, with whom he repeatedly toured Europe and America, while at the same time he focused on chamber music, performing in venues and festivals across Europe. Since 2014, Faidon resides in Athens where he regularly collaborates with artists and ensembles in a wide range of projects, from early music concerts to avant-garde staged performances and was appointed a co-principal first violin at the National Opera of Greece. As a soloist, he has performed with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Athens State Orchestra. He is a founding member of trio elGreco, one of Greece’s leading chamber music ensembles in recent years.