Biog¬≠ra¬≠phy ‚ÄĒ Niko¬≠las Efthymiou
Being attracted to the game of sound from a very early age Niko­las Efthymiou found in the viola the inex­haustible pool of pos­si­bil­i­ties to form and trans­form his dreams.

He started study¬≠ing the vio¬≠lin with Cypriot vio¬≠lin¬≠ist Andreas Niko¬≠laou at ‚Äė‚ÄôCyprus Odeon‚Äô‚Äô and Trin¬≠ity Col¬≠lege which he absolved at the age of 14. Fur¬≠ther stud¬≠ies in Ger¬≠many on vio¬≠lin and viola with Ste¬≠lios Kafan¬≠taris, M.Speerman, Frank Strauch, and John Kin¬≠sella. Dur¬≠ing his studies

in Hochschule fuer Musik Weimar he par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pates in Hoschu¬≠lorch¬≠ester Weimar and coop¬≠er¬≠ates with Weimar Staatscapelle, and Jenaer Phi¬≠lar¬≠monie where he per¬≠forms as soloist the pre¬≠miere of the con¬≠cert for solo viola and cham¬≠ber orches¬≠tra of Ilias Rachan¬≠i¬≠o¬≠tis. He is also active as cham¬≠ber musi¬≠cian col¬≠lab¬≠o¬≠rat¬≠ing with numer¬≠ous ensem¬≠bles with reper¬≠tory that cov¬≠ers all musi¬≠cal peri¬≠ods and musi¬≠cal styles. Solo recitals, among other, in Grossen Saal of Weimar Musikhochschule, Lizst Haus,Resitenz Saal Wurzburg,San Pere de Gal¬≠li¬≠gants in Girona Spain in Kral¬≠jevo The¬≠ater¬≠hall in Ser¬≠bia etc. He has also taken part in sev¬≠eral music fes¬≠ti¬≠vals like Bad Sobern¬≠heim Musik acad¬≠emy, Weimar Som¬≠mer¬≠akademie, Apple Hill Cen¬≠ter for Cham¬≠ber Music, Det¬≠mold Musikhochschule ‚Äď Meis¬≠terkurse and he stud¬≠ied in the classes of known musi¬≠cians like T.Zehetmair, V.Klimov, T.Brandis, W.Christ, E.Krueger,Cr. Euler, L.Matczynsky. In 2007 Niko¬≠las Efthymiou forms the exper¬≠i¬≠men¬≠tal ‚Äė‚ÄôEnsem¬≠ble Casual‚Äô‚Äô which seeks to bridge sev¬≠eral music peri¬≠ods and styles rang¬≠ing from Baroque to Tango and Jazz. Niko¬≠las Efthymiou is a sub¬≠sti¬≠tute mem¬≠ber of Cyprus Sym¬≠phony Orches¬≠tra and estab¬≠lished vio¬≠lin ped¬≠a¬≠gogue. He also engages in con¬≠cert ‚ÄĒ activ¬≠ity both in Cyprus and abroad. With main pur¬≠pose to ‚ÄĚpop¬≠u¬≠lar¬≠ize‚ÄĚ the clas¬≠si¬≠cal reper¬≠tory for vio¬≠lin he estab¬≠lishes together with Andreas Lardis the Ochocuer¬≠das Vio¬≠lin‚Äď Viola duo per¬≠form¬≠ing in less for¬≠mal way.

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