Menelaos Menelaou

DMA Student
Performance - Violin
Office: TC 418

Menelaos Menelaou was born in Cyprus, into a family of musicians. He took his first violin lessons from his father G. Menelaou, and at fourteen years old was accepted at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with K. Sementsov – Ogijevski and Z.Machtina. He continued his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory under G. Feigin and M. Fedotov, graduating in 1996 with Honors. In 2000, he completed the Post Graduate Course of the same Conservatory, in the class of Professor Z.Schichmurzaeva.

Menelaos has given numerous recitals in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, and USA, and has performed as a soloist with the Ostrava Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious BHS Festival in Bratislava, and with the Cyprus State Orchestra. From 2001 to 2021 he lived in Cyprus, where in addition to his diverse solo and chamber music performances, he devoted himself to teaching and to developing a violin school on the Island. He taught violin at G. Menelaou Music School, at the Program for the Development of New Talents of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and at the European University of Cyprus.

This summer, Menelaos moved to London, Ontario where he is pursuing his DMA degree in violin performance at Western University, studying under Dr. Annette-Barbara Vogel. His main fields of interest are 20th century and contemporary music, as well as violin pedagogy.