Alexis Theophylactou had his first violin lessons at the age of eight with Themis Christodoulou. By the time he was sixteen, he obtained his LRSM violin diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He studied violin at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the United States under Oleh Krysa. He continued his studies with the distinguished Greek professor Stelios Kafantaris. He graduated with a Soloist’s Diploma from the Conservatoire ʻAlex Thurneyssen’ (Athens), winning unanimously the first prize and gold medal. He followed his studies as a postgraduate at the Karlsruhe Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Germany under Nachum Erlich. After graduating with honours, he studied with Gracia Arutunian. He has given numerous recitals in Europe and appeared on Cyprus Radio and Television. He has further collaborated with various orchestras, including the Bietigheim Chamber Orchestra, the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus State Orchestra and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. Currently he is concertmaster of the Orchestra of the National Opera of Greece, Athens.