Nikos Stavlas is a London-based pianist, chamber musician and musicologist.


As a soloist, Nikos has a wide range of repertoire: some of his areas of expertise are the music of Beethoven, which was part of his doctoral research, Russian and Central European music of the 20th century, and Spanish and Latin American repertoire.

Chamber music - Accompaniment

Nikos plays in various ensembles: he is member of the Zalas Trio, the Vladimir & Estragon piano duo, and the contemporary music ensemble Oiseaux Bizarres. He also performs regularly with the soprano Patricia Caicedo, promoting Spanish and Latin American art song through the Barcelona Festival of Song, as well as the violinist Saya Ikenoya and the cellist Matthew Strover. He often accompanies exams and recitals at the Royal College of Music and elsewhere, as well as the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

Academic research

As a musicologist, Nikos has focused on the use of quotation and the incorporation of tradition in the works of Alfred Schnittke and Mauricio Kagel, the application of deconstruction in music, postmodernism, and the distinction between the roles of the composer and the performer in indeterminate music. His doctoral thesis was on Mauricio Kagel's Ludwig van, a film and musical composition on Beethoven. The composition is actually a DIY collage of the music of Beethoven, which Kagel invites the performers to undertake in their own way. In his version, extracts of which can be seen in the video below, Nikos created a collage of Beethoven's letters alongside that of his music and devised a quasi-surrealistic musical theatre performance that reflects on the myth surrounding Beethoven's figure.





Serres municipal and regional theatre
Piano recital
Works by women composers


Holst Room, Morley College
Piano recital
Work by women composers


Thessaloniki State Conservatory
Presentation of 'Musical Pictures' by Konstantinos Pantelidis
Greek premiere


Morley Chamber Orchestra
Solo performance
Mozart's Concerto K.242


Biblioteca de Catalunya
Recital with tenor Lenine Santos
Brazilean art song


Emma Cons Hall, Morley College
Concert for 8 pianists on 4 pianos
The Planets by Gustav Holst


Barcelona Festival of song, Barcelona
Recital with soprano Patricia Caicedo


St John's Smith Square, London
Tetrachord piano ensemble
Works for 8 hands on 2 pianos by Snmetana, Racmaninoff, Pasieczny and others


Holst Room, Morley College, London
Trio concert with Rachael Chesney, clarinet and Ana Ivanova, viola
Works by Mozart and Schumann


Tante Nino, Rotterdam
Concert with violinist Sophia Baltatzi
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Pärt


Serres municipal and regional theatre, Greece
Concert with violinst Sophia Baltatzi
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Pärt


Colegio de médicos de Barcelona
Recital with soprano Patricia Caicedo
Works by women composers


Chelmsford cathedral
Trio concert with Megan Hill, violin, and Matthew Strober, cello
Works by Haydn, Bridge and Shostakovich


Freedom Canal Studio, London
Solo piano recital
Works by Brahms, Chopin, Mompou, Piazzolla and others


Morley College Orchestra
Solo performance with Morley Chamber Orchestra Beethoven's Piano concerto no.1, op.15


Piano Summer Vranje, Serbia
Solo piano recital
Work by Mompou, Ginastera, Piazzolla and others


Residencia d'investigadors, Barcelona
Recital with soprano Elisabete Almeida
Brazilean art song


Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona
Solo piano recital
Works by Mompou, Scriabin, Gershwin


Caixa Forum, Barcelona
Recital with soprano Patricia Caicedo
Latin American art song


Pianos Puig, Barcelona
Recital with soprano Patricia Caicedo
Brazilean art song


Pianos Puig, Barcelona
Concert with baritone Eunézio Thoroh de Souza


Barock am Richardplatz, Berlin
Concert with violinist Sophia Baltatzi. Music by Biber, Jacquet de la Guerre, Schnittke, Konstantinidis


University of California, Riverside
Concert with soprano Patricia Caicedo Brazilean and Catalan music


2nd Heraklion Piano Festival, Crete
2 pianos - 8 hands recital with Michalis Angelakis, Dimitris Karydis, Petros Moschos


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