Nicolas Melis was born in Larnaca, Cyprus in 1982.
During his childhood he received piano lessons from George Arvanitakis and Eleni Gerani. At the age of 16 he attained the Piano Soloist Diploma summa cum laude from L.E.A Academy of Music (Lykeio Ellinidon Ammohostou) in Larnaca.
In 2000 he moved to Germany to study Piano Performance in Classical Music with Professor Markus Tomas at the University of Music and Theater ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ in Leipzig, Germany. Later on he accomplished studies in Contemporary Improvisation with Professors Janosch Wozniak, Tilo Augsten and Peter Jarschow.
Nicolas Melis represented Cyprus at the international music festival ‘Steinway for young pianists’ in Hamburg, Germany in 1999. He has won numerous competition awards in a national and international level, including a ‘Grand Prix’ at the 3rd International Piano Competition of ‘Evangelia Tziarri’ Music Foundation for young pianists, the 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition for young musicians of H.O.N in Athens, Greece and a special prize at the 1st international piano competition of E.P.T.A. in Zagreb, Croatia among others.
Nicolas Melis has performed as a concert soloist in Cyprus, Germany, England, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Finland and Greece. Melis’s frequent appearances with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra include S. Rachmaninov’s Piano concerto no.2 in C minor op. 18, performed at the main cities and music halls of Cyprus.
Nicolas Melis’s activities in the field of music range from performing to composing and from teaching to mentoring. Apart from his outstanding career as a pianist since early childhood, in recent years he has worked on the composition of contemporary music for live performances on stage. Nicolas Melis is also a Piano Instructor at the Music Lyceum of Larnaca and Nicosia, mentoring and tutoring young talented pianists accomplishing national and international competition awards.
Janusz WozniakPiano Professor at the University of ``Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy`` Leipzig, Germany
“Nicolas Melis is an outstanding pianist and an excellent musician with temperament and remarkable technique.”
Christodoulos GeorgiadesPianist - Composer
“Nicolas is one of the most gifted and talented pianists Cyprus has produced”