Christos Fountos was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1997 and he started taking piano lessons at the age of 5 under Prof. Miroslav Gospodinov. At age 17 he debuted as soloist with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and a year later he started his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London under Philip Fowke, Sergio de Simone and Martino Tirimo where he graduated with top marks and various awards.
He lives in London and he is active as a teacher and performer, giving concerts regularly as soloist with various orchestras, chamber music mainly with his trio, the "Waldstein Trio" which has recently performed in France, Malta, Vienna (Musikverein), Cyprus and Canada (Banff Music Centre), as accompanist in vocal recitals and in solo concerts. The Trio has won the following prizes: 2nd Prize - Cavatina Chamber Music Competition in Wigmore Hall, 1st prizes at the 4th Vienna International Music Competition and International "Medici" Music Competition.
In his recent concerts he has performed among others Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos nos. 1&3, and a series of chamber music works. Future concerts include Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no.2 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no.1. Besides music, he has a passion for poetry.