Ioannis Theodoridis

Guitarist based in the UK and Sweden

Swedish/Greek guitarist Ioannis Theodoridis is currently on the Master of Performance program at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) as a scholar of the Gålö Foundation, the Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Foundation, and the Royal Music Academy of Sweden. His tutors at the RCM include Chris Stell, Carlos Bonell, Charles Ramirez and Gary Ryan. He started playing the guitar in Athens before returning to Sweden to later earn a Bachelor’s degree at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm in 2014. He has received numerous scholarships and awards over the years and currently plays on a Simon Marty concert guitar funded by the Anders Sandrews Foundation. 

Ioannis performs extensively both as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various settings. He has organised tours of up to 40 solo and duo performances per year in Sweden, including 62 performances in 2014. Ioannis duo with pianist Joakim Borg performed over 60 concerts in Greece in 2012 and 2013, and are currently active in Stockholm.

With a passion for new music, he has performed several world premieres, both solo and chamber works written for classical and electric guitar. Notable collaborations include the Argentinean composer Maximo Diego Pujol, premiering his piece Upptango, at the 2011 Uppsala Guitar Festival in Sweden, which was recorded and broadcast by the Swedish Radio P2. 

His writings on music have also caught the attention of music journals, and his Bachelor’s thesis was published in the Lennox Berkeley Society Journal 2015.