Markellos Chryssikos studied the harpsichord with MargaritaDalmati in Athens. He went on to study in Paris, with S. Romeo and O. Baumont, in Salzburg, with K. Gilbert and S. Rampe, and in Geneva, with Christiane Jaccottet. As a musical assistant and vocal coach, he participated in award-winning recordings for MDG, Sony, and Decca. Having acquired a vast and solid repertoire ranging from early-16th-century madrigals to late-classical operas, he founded the Latinitas Nostra early-music ensemble, with which he has released the internationally acclaimed album Lamento, featuring Italian mezzo-soprano Romina Basso, and Dilettanti, with Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata, which was awarded the Melomano de Oro prize. He has conducted the Venice Baroque Orchestra in a double-CD recording (Olimpiade), which was awarded the Classica distinction. As a conductor, he often collaborates with Armonia Atenea (FestSpiele Halle, Theater an der Wien), with the State Symphony Orchestra of Athens, the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, and ensembles such as the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Bach Consort Wien. Near-future engagements comprise Hasse’s Siroeat the Bayreuth Festival Theatre and Purcell’s Fairy Queenat the Greek National Opera.