Philippos Demetriou is a biomedical scientist from Cyprus, currently working on obtaining his PhD at the University of Oxford. Philippos discovered his passion for Cypriot and Greek traditional music through his Greek traditional dance classes.
He was a student of Giannos Ioannou (Cypriot drummer) and Konstantinos Kalaitzis (Greek percussionist) on the darabuka and davul before moving on as a self-taught percussionist, trying out his luck on the riq and frame drums. He has since participated in workshops of Vaggelis Karipis, a Greek percussionist, who he refers to as his 'inspirational idol' and great teacher.
Philippos loves playing Greek, Turkish, Arabic traditional music while at the same time looking into other traditions of Kuwait and Iraq. Finally, he keeps an open mind to fusion projects, blending traditional sounds with 20th century music.