Grammenos Chalkias studied the clarinet in Thessaloniki with Cosmas Papadopoulos, and graduated from the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. He then moved on to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester to gain his PG.Dip as a pupil of Paul Dintinger, Nicholas Cox and Colin Lawson. He completed his studies with Colin Parr, Janet Hilton and Marc OʼBrien at the Birmingham Conservatoire (University of Central England in Birmingham) graduating with an MA in Music with distinction. He is currently principal clarinet with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra. He also enjoys teaching at Campion School in Athens and Nafplion Music School.