Violinist and banjo player, Stergios grew up playing classical music but eventually changed direction towards bluegrass and jazz music.
Being a bluegrass fan from an early age he has been playing the 5-string banjo for many years. He was a founding member of the Salty Dog, the first known bluegrass band to be formed in Greece. Salty Dog performed around Greece in the late 1990’s introducing bluegrass music to wider audiences. Today he is playing fiddle and banjo in the Train 45 bluegrass band, and fiddle in the Divarco jazz violin duet where he collaborates with fiddler Chris Kosides.
Stergios has studied music education and he teaches fiddle, theory and improvisation.