Ioannis Tselikas studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Atheneum Conservatory, piano at the National Conservatory, and oboe at the Athens Conservatory. He has also studied musicology at the University of Athens, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in 1996. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Boston University writing his dissertation “Nikos Skalkottas, An analysis of his chamber music for winds and piano.”
As a founding member of the Hellenic Music Centre, he also works as an editor of Greek classical music scores, including works by Mitropoulos, Samaras, Kalomiris, etc. He has taught harmony, counterpoint, music history and theory, analysis and oboe at several Greek conservatories, and music schools. During 2006-2008 he was a facilitator for courses regarding the History of American Music, Music Theory and Music Analysis in the Music Education Distance Program of Boston University.
As an oboist he has performed as a soloist or as a member of a larger ensemble in several auditoriums in the United States and in Greece, including Carnegie Hall, and the Athens Megaron. He is currently principal oboist of the Athens Municipality Orchestra. Since 2007 he is the program coordinator and a music professor in the music department of Hellenic American University.