Performers 2018

Lee Santana

Lee Santana was born into a musicians family in Florida at the end of the baby-boomer era. Into his youth he played a lot of jazz-rock music, and a little classical on the side, from the age of 16 on, classical music grew on him. As a boomer-anything is possible- youth, his role models went from fusion composer-players to classical composer-players. As a guitarist-lutenist these role models became earlier and earlier and has rested in a life long dynamic discussion with player-composers of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

In order to better ,follow his star‘, Santana moved to Europe in 1984. There he met the gamba virtuose Hille Perl, and an intense creative process began which continues to evolve thirty years later.

After many journeyman‘s years, working for many of the best ensembles, conductors and soloists, Lee has become the projector of his own concepts and plans, working as soloist or with Hille, or with their groups The Age of Passions, Los Otros or Sirius Viols. As a team, Hille and Lee also enjoy working with their friends Dorothee Mields and Maurice Steger.

As a composer, Lee is presently concerned with a large Requiem for the Nuclear Age, as well as music for a video/performance ‚Love’s Beginnings’ which will be shown in Feldkirch Austria next year. Stylistically, he has taken his own path, refusing to bog down in the expectations and clichés of the post modern „new“ music movement.

His forthcoming solo CD is entitled ‚A Song of Divine Love‘ and is a kind of extended light-meditation, with works from J.S.Bach,Lee Santana und S.L.Weiß. His present work reflects a growing conviction in the fundamental goodness and interconnectedness of just about everything, and a deep gratitude for the privilege of music making, and for the love and support of family and friends.


Maria Palaska

Maria Palaska is a lyric soprano with an “enchanting voice colour” and “psychologically sensitive interpretation” (der neue Merker). She frequently performs at opera stages and concert halls in Germany, Greece, Austria, Italy, Spain. The versatile Greek soprano enjoys a wide repertory ranging from Monteverdi, Händel, Mozart to Bellini, Verdi, Strauss and extending to contemporary composers such as Manfred Trojahn, Wolfgang Rihm and Jonathan Dove.

The soprano is a regular guest soloist with the Armonia Atenea Orchestra, Latinitas Nostra and Sinfonia 02. Highlights include performances with the Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Rijeka State Orchestra Croatia, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Greek Radio and Television Orchestra. She collaborated with conductors such as Nicholas Kok, Till Drömann, Markellos Chryssikos, Myron Michailidis, David Parry, Willem Wentzel, Michalis Economou, Kay Johannsen, Jörg-Hannes Hahn, Tobias Horn. On stage she has worked with stage directors such as Marcus Bothe, Paolo Micchichè, Pamela Howard, Dorotty Szalma, Barbara Tacchini, Nikos Karathanos, Thanos Papakonstantinou.

Maria Palaska initiated her musical studies at Thessaloniki Synchronon Conservatory. After winning the State Scholarship IKY for vocal Studies in Germany, she was accepted at the Opera program and Liedklasse of the State Music Academy of Stuttgart (class of Prof. Dunja Vejzovic – Diplom KA 2009 and Liedklasse of Prof. Cornelis Witthoefft – Master 2012). Her participations in Master Classes with KS Christa Ludwig, Prof. Cheryl Studer and KS Brigitte Fassbaender provided her with further musical and vocal impulses.

During her studies Maria made her soloist debut at the Opera Thessaloniki as Papagena and Blonde. After participating at the Spazio Musica Laboratorio Lirico in Orvieto Italy she was offered the role of Carolina in Cimarosa΄s Matrimonio Segreto at the Teatro Mancinelli. At the Junge Oper Stuttgart Maria appeared as Rosaura at the new production the Adventures of Pinocchio of Jonathan Dove at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and as second Nixe at NIXE/ Rusalka in Forum Ludwigsburg. She has also worked in Productions of Wilhelma Theater Stuttgart, Theater Konstanz, Oper Laubach, Opernwerkstatt am Rhein Köln a.o. Since 2015 Maria is a regular guest at the Greek National Opera and Megaron Athens. Her Erodiade in Salomé, a scenical adaptation of Alessandro Stradellas Oratorio at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, brought her recognition from public and the press. Significant roles performed on stage are, Adina l’ Elisir d’ amore, Frasquita Carmen, Olympia Les Contes d’ Hofmann, Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel, Blonde and Konstanze in the Abduction from the Seraglio, Pamina in the Magic Flute, Maria in The Diktator, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Musetta in La Bohème.

Chamber Music and art song recitals play an important role in her artistic path with frequent invitations a.o. from the International Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Richard-Strauss-Institut München, Musik am 13. Stuttgart, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Sofiensaal Wien. A recording of the soprano is included in the CD of the Stuttgart Music Academy “Resonanz 2010”. After receiving the Richard Wagner Scholarship Maria Palaska performed together with the pianist Lisa Wellisch at the Wagner Reihe Lied matinees in Bayreuth during Wagner Year 2013.


Véronique Nosbaum

A graduate in Modern French Literature from the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg soprano Véronique Nosbaum studied singing with Greta de Reyghere in Liège before taking classes with Monique Zanetti, Mireille Kayser and Hubert Weller. After a scholarship at the Pisa Opera House she secured solo roles in operas by Gluck, Mozart and Purcell in Pisa, Lucca and Liège, and in contemporary productions at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, where she is a regular collaborator.

Véronique Nosbaum, whose repertoire focuses on ancient and contemporary music, performs at festivals and in concert halls throughout Europe. A skilled singer-actress, she is also frequently asked to work with theatre companies.


Jonathan De Ceuster

Countertenor Jonathan De Ceuster studied singing at the Brussels Conservatory where he obtained a premier prix in opera-singing, concert-singing, chamber music and a diplôme supérieur in opera-singing.  He specialised in baroque singing at the Conservatoire de Metz (FR).  Jonathan continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music (UK) where he obtained a Postgraduate Performance Degree and a DipRam for his outstanding final recital.  He had the chance to work with James Bowman, Michael Chance, Paul Esswood, Laurence Cummings, Richard Egarr.

Finally he obtained a Masters Degree at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp.  Jonathan works with several early music ensembles as the Netherlands Bach Society, Akadêmia, Ex Tempore, Currende, La Petite Bande, Collegium Vocale Gent, Amsterdam Baroque choir, … Jonathan is also very active on the opera and music theatre platform and has performed both baroque  as contemporary operas at the opera houses of Antwerp, Ghent, Düsseldorf, Strasbourg, Geneva and numerous theatre houses all over Europe.


Peter de Laurentiis

Peter de Laurentiis was born to a Scottish mother and a Neapolitan father in Genoa (Italy). He studied violin at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, and went on to study musicology at the Universities of Cremona, Oxford and Tours. While at University he developed an interest in vocal music and started performing with various specialised ensembles.

He now works mainly with cantoLX, the Favoriti della Fenice (Jean Tubéry), the Ensemble Cappella Pratensis (Stratton Bull), Arsys Bourgogne (Pierre Cao), andthe Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon).

He is very interested in pronunciation and diction issues for singers, but he also has a secret passion for cooking.


Jean-Paul Majerus

Jean-Paul Majerus studied voice in Luxembourg and at the Mozarteum in Salzbourg with Walter Raninger.

He is a frequent soloist at the Salzburg Cathedral. From 1985 to 1987, he studied choral and orchestral direction with professors Albert Anglberger, Nicolaus Harnon-court and Gerhard Schmit-Gaden.

Since 1988 he has directed several choirs, including the St Cecilia Choir and youth choir of Diekirch, the men’s choir Lyra Ettelbruck and the vocal ensemble Cantica.
From 1992 to 2005, he led the Masters of the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Luxembourg, with which he performed numerous sacred concerts in Luxembourg and elsewhere.


Frank Agsteribbe

Frank Agsteribbe is a Belgian conductor, keyboard player, and composer, always searching for direct expression and colorful music making. His repertoire reaches from the 16th century till the music of our time, including opera, vocal and instrumental baroque music, and various contemporary art forms.

In 2005, Frank Agsteribbe was one of the founders of B’Rock baroque orchestra, of which he has been the first musical director until 2013.

Frank Agsteribbe is also founder and principal conductor of the Luxembourg based vocal ensemble cantoLX. Frank worked as an opera conductor, at the Flemish Opera, the Ruhrtriennale (Germany), Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, and Le Grand Théâtre Luxembourg. He worked as an assistant of René Jacobs at La Monnaie in Brussels, and in the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival.

Frank Agsteribbe has written more than 90 compositions, commissioned by e.g. the Flemish classical radio, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He is also a busy chamber musician and performs often with violin partner Guido de Neve.

Frank works as teacher, conductor, and project leader of the Ensemble XXI, and as chairman of the research board at the Antwerp Royal Conservatory.


Grigor Arakelyan

Composer, conductor, Armenian viola performer Grigor Arakelyan has created a lot of arrangements and compositions for choir, folk and classical instruments while composing music solely derived from musical thinking of Komitas (founder of Armenian classical music in the beginning of 20th century) and guided by the old Armenian musical system.

In 1993, with the help of luthier Martin Yeritsian he created a new type of djut: the tav (tenor) djut or Armenian viola, which has a unique sounding typical to Armenian spiritual music. This musical instrument has been used on many stages of the world to present such gems of Armenian medieval music as the arrangements of Grigor Narekatsi (10th century) “The Gem Rose” and “Eyes like the Sea” taghs, Mesrop Mashtots’s (5th century) Repentance Psalms, etc.

In 2005 he created the medieval Armenian music “Oshakan” ensemble, which  gained popularity among the ancient music lovers of Europe, having outstanding performances in Paris “Radio France”, in Monaco Central Cathedral, and at the opening of Marseilles “La Majeur” Cathedral.

From 2012 he started several new projects with new Armenian violins, viola and cello (created by M.Yeritsian). With string quintet “Les Violons d’Arménie” he gives a series of concerts with French, Italian and English Baroque music.

He cooperates with different orchestras and choirs as a conductor, presenting his new arrangements and compositions based on Armenian ancient and medieval music, as the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Symphony and Chamber orchestras of Opera Theater of Yerevan, Ensemble Parnassus in Netherlands, choir Viva Voce in Montreal, University Choir of Moncton (Canada).

In present he performs on Armenian viola and conducts different kinds of music, from Armenian medieval to European baroque and romantic, and also Armenian contemporary.


Varvara Manukyan








Varvara Manukyan is a musician with a particular aspiration. On stage she keeps herself as the performing musician in the background as much as possible while playing her keyboard instruments – the forte piano, the piano and the harpsichord.

In this way she concentrates on giving the composers and their compositions the space needed to unfold and develop before the audience. Her inner repose and deep appreciation for the composers and their works of art enable her to find and express her remarkable and unforgettable interpretation of a piece. She has explored historical forms of performance and discovered musical instruments which either existed at the time of composition or were later reproduced.

Thus, her repertoire embraces the earliest keyboard instruments from the sixteenth century as well as contemporary music, whereby Varvara Manukyan is deeply motivated to bring the richness of the music from her homeland Armenia across to her western audiences.

The Interest towards Historical Performance and Historical Instruments became Varvara’s main goal at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied clavichord, harpsichord and hammerklavier with Olga Martynova and graduated in 2003 as a Concert Artist with Diploma Honors Degree. She completed her studies as a postgraduate student in Moscow

Tshaikovsky Conservatory as well as in Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in 2005 with Christine Schornsheim. In 2007 she received Concert Diploma in Munich and began her concert career there.

Varvara Manukyan continued to refine her skills by performing together with outstanding musicians from the earlier music scene such as Ton Koopman, Christopher Stembridge,Davitt Moroney, Andreas Staier, Trevor Pinnock and Bart von Oort.

Her career as a soloist and musician of chamber music has taken her throughout Europe and Asia. She has given guest performances at various international festivals including the “Early Music Antiquarium Moscow”, the “Musikfestspiele PODSDAM SANSSOUCI”; the “Schwarzwald Musikfestival”, the “Early Music Festival in Riga” and the early music festival “Resonanzen” in the Vienna Konzerthaus.


Anastasia Miliori

Anastasia Miliori studied: Violin, Advanced Music Theory, Classical Singing and Early Music (Baroque Violin & Early Music Singing) in Greece and Germany.

She holds a Soloist Diploma from Musical Horizons Conservatory, a Master in Early Music  from the State Music University of Trossingen, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Medieval-Modern Greek Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Her Professors have been Dimitris Semsis, Nikos Panagiotakis, Anton Steck, Jana Chytilova, Jan Van Elsacker, Frederique Friess and Angelika Luz. She received master classes from: John Holloway, Hille Perl, Rolf Lislevand, Stefano Rossi, Christina Pluhar and Gottfried von der Goltz, among others.

She collaborates with symphony and baroque orchestras such as: World Youth Orchestra Unesco “Jeunesse Musicale”, (under Josep Vicent), Collegium Musicum Stuttgart, European Union Baroque Orchestra (under Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Bern Consort (under Jörg Ritter ), Laudamus-Te Stuttgart (under Monica Vasquez), Patras Orchestra under George Petrou (recordings for MDG).
She has performed as a soloist, among others at: Megaron Athens Concert Hall, the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, the International Festival of Aegina, the Spring Organ Series (St.Paul’s Anglican Church), Michalis Kakoyannis Foundation, the Benaki Museum, the Parnassos concert hall and Megaron Gyzi Santorini Festival.

She is devoted in teaching the violin, chamber music and baroque violin. She founded the baroque ensemble “Diverse & Bizarre” and she is the artistic director of the Athens Baroque Festival.


Kira Saplachidou

Kira Saplachidou is a flutist based in Greece. Starting her musical studies at an early age, she received important influence from significant flutists in Greece, such as Dr. Iwona Glinka in Athens, Prof. Ilie Macovei and Prof.Matoula Chatzi at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.

After Highschool, she received the Soloist Diploma with honours, from the Musical Horizons Conservatory-class of Dr. Iwona Glinka- and then continued her musical education in the class of Prof. Gülsen Arife Tatu, in Germany. Along with her studies, living in Germany enriched her musical education through important collaborations as a student and a professional player as well. She performed in chamber music recitals and collaborated with various orchestras around Europe.

In 2012, she graduated receiving the Bachelor Diplom of Music education in Flute and embraced her pedagogical impulses by teaching flute in musical institutions in the region of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, while seeking further teaching education through seminars and pedagogical courses.

Furthermore, in Trossingen, she was introduced to the historical interpretation of music and the historical flute, the Traverso. Under the guidance of Professor Dr.Linde Brunmayr-Tutz she studied Traverso and explored a different aspect of the Early Music flute literature of the 17th and 18th century. In 2016, she received Master in Early Music at the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and since then she continues developing her musical knowledge through Mastercourses and concerts in Germany and Greece. Kira has attended several masterclasses, among others with P.L.Graf, F.Renggli, R.Brown, K.H.Schutz, L.M.Tanguy and P.Hantai.

Kira is currently teaching flute in Music Schools in Thessaly, also taking part in various ensembles in Greece, both with modern and Traverso flute. She is a member of “Diverse & Bizarre” baroque ensemble.


Sevastianos Motorinos

Sevastianos Motorinos was born in Athens in 1993. As a child he studied the piano with Jerasimos Choidas and as a teenager he discovered the harpsichord. Since 2012 he studies in the Department of Musical Studies of the Ionian University, in the specialization of harpsichord performance with prof. Katerina Michopoulou.

He has also studied harpsichord in the Royal Academy of Utrecht with Siebe Henstra and in the Royal Conservatory of Hague with  Fabio Bonizzoni, Jaque Ogg, Siebe Henstra,Patrick Ayrton, as well as fortepiano under prof. Part Oort and Petra Somlai.

He has performed as a soloist or chamber musician in Greece and the Netherlands. He has attended masterclasses as an active member with Pierre Hantai, Skip Sempe,Wilbert Hazelzet, Menno van Delft, Peter Seymour, Ana Mafalda Castro, Panagiotis Adam, Jerasimos Andreas Choidas. He is a member of  “Diverse & Bizarre” baroque ensemble.


Fabiola Ojeda

The chilean cellist Fabiola Ojeda is a versatile performer, chamber musician, and cello teacher.

In the United States she was contract member of Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Ga, USA), and in Germany of Detmolder Kammerorchester and Symphony Orchestra of Münster Theater.
Based in Athens-Greece since 2009; she has worked as Principal cello at the Chamber Orchestra of the National Opera, collaborated in concerts and recordings with Baroque Orchestra “Armonia Atenea,” for the DECCA with soprano Julia Leznheva and countertenor Max Emaneul Cencic among others. She has as well collaborated and recorded with Greek composers Nikos Mamangakis, Nikos Kypourgos, Giorgos Kouroupos, Theodore Antoniou, and the Chilean Luis Saglie on the project Tribute to Pablo Neruda, tour through Greece, patrocinated by the Chilean Government (2014), as well as the most recent Tribute to Chilean artist Violeta Parra, in Athens.

She participated at “Ensemble Modern Academy International Festival” in Paxos (2013), and had played master classes with Professors Anatoly Krastev, Maria Kliegel, Collin Carr, Antonio Meneses, and Jaap ter Linden.

She studied Cello Performance at Georgia State University (Atlanta-USA), was former student of Professor Marcio Carneiro at Detmolder Musikhochshule, and received her Künstlerische Diplom Degree at Musikhochshule Münster. In Germany she was cello assistant of Professor Matias de Oliveira Pinto at Julius Stern Institut from University of Arts ( Berlin-UDK), and accepted a permanent teaching position at Musik-und Kunst Schule Bielefeld, Nordheimwestfallen.

Fabiola took 1st Prize at Atlanta Cello Society Young Artists Competition (1998), and was by Yehudi Menuhi Live Music Now- Germany awarded.
In Athens Fabiola teaches at Kodaly Conservatory and is member of “Diverse & Bizarre” baroque ensemble.


Κούρτη Μαρίνα

Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1988. Σπούδασε Επικοινωνία και Μ.Μ.Ε. στο Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και είναι αριστούχος της Σχολής Χορού της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής(2011) και της Ακαδημίας Χορού της Βουδαπέστης(2010). Εκπαιδεύτηκε στο εργαστήρι χορού της Mioara Popescu, στη σχολή Ραλλού Μάνου και με τη Liza Basova. Έχει παρακολουθήσει –μεταξύ άλλων-  μαθήματα φωνητικής και πιάνο, έχει λάβει διπλώματα στο flamenco, τον μοντέρνο χορό και την jazz και από το 2017 ασχολείται ενεργά με τον tango argentinο.

Το 2017 παρακολούθησε το σεμινάριο για χορευτές Progressing Ballet Technique και το 2018 έλαβε την πιστοποίησή της στο Pilates mat+ props  (A.F.Studies) και στη μέθοδο Stretching. Η εκπαίδευση της δεν σταματάει εκεί, καθώς παρακολουθεί συνεχώς σεμινάρια όσον αφορά στο χορό, αλλά και στο fitness για την καλή σωματική υγεία και ευεξία.

Ως χορεύτρια έχει παρακολουθήσει σεμινάρια σύγχρονου και κλασικού χορού στην Ελλάδα και στο εξωτερικό και έχει διακριθεί σε διαγωνισμούς (Α βραβείο στον Εθνικό Διαγωνισμό Dance Arts Competition το 2016 και υποτροφία στο San Francisco –Bay Point Ballet και σε παλαιότερους διαγωνισμούς). Επιπλέον, εργάζεται ώς δασκάλα χορού και παραδίδει σεμινάρια μπαλέτου και κλασικού ρεπερτορίου στην Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο.

Από το 2011 συνεργάζεται με την Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή(Renato Zanella,Πέτρος Γάλλιας,Irek Mukhamedov), το Μέγαρο Μουσικής και την Καμεράτα (Lucinda Childs). Έχει χορέψει στην παιδική όπερα «Hansel& Grettel»,το μπαλέτο «Δον Κιχώτης» και την όπερα «Faust», και με την Σοφία Σπυράτου για την παραγωγή «Αναζητώντας τον Αττίκ». Έπειτα έλαβε μέρος στην παραγωγή «Alessandro» της Καμεράτας του Μεγάρου Μουσικής και στο μπαλέτο «Καρυοθραύστης» του Renato Zanella. Το 2017 συμμετείχε στην παραγωγή ‘’Ζιζέλ’’ όπου χόρεψε και ώς σολίστ. Επιπλέον, έχει εμφανιστεί ώς guest artist σε παραστάσεις της ερασιτεχνικής σχολής χορού Gregus Zoltan, συμπράττοντας με χορευτές από την Εθνική Όπερα της Ουγγαρίας, όπως και σε διάφορα άλλα καλλιτεχνικά events.

Το 2018, η μεγάλη της αγάπη για τον χορό την οδήγησε στην δημιουργία της σχολής ‘’IMPULSE STUDIOS’’, η οποία λειτουργεί ώς στούντιο χορού και fitness για μικρούς και μεγάλους. Ο χώρος ειναι έτοιμος να φιλοξενήσει διάφορες δράσεις με σκοπό την προώθηση και διάδοση της τέχνης, η οποία είναι ένα σημαντικό και αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι της ζωής.


Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη

Η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη γεννήθηκε στη Λάρισα, όπου και ξεκίνησε τα μαθήματα της μουσικής και του όμποε. Ολοκλήρωσε τον πρώτο κύκλο σπουδών στο Τμήμα Μουσικής Επιστήμης και Τέχνης του Παν/μιου Μακεδονίας και στο Κρατικό Ωδείο Θεσσαλονίκης με καθηγητή τον Κωνσταντίνο Χασιώτη.

Από το 2008 συνέχισε της μουσικές σπουδές στη Γερμανία με υποτροφία του Ι.Κ.Υ. Στην  ακαδημία της Κολωνίας μαθήτευσε στην τάξη του Prof. Christian Schneider και στην Ακαδημία του Ντέτμολντ στην τάξη του Prof. Jozsef Kiss, αποκτώντας με άριστα τους τίτλους Bachelor στο Όμποε και Master of Music με εξειδίκευση στην ορχηστρική ερμηνεία. Από το 2014 η φοίτησή της συνεχίστηκε στην Ακαδημία του Έσσεν με αντικείμενο το Μπαρόκ Όμποε και καθηγητή τον Prof. Michael Niesemann.

Εργάστηκε σε δύο γερμανικές συμφωνικές ορχήστρες, τη Bergische Symphoniker και τη Bochumer Symphoniker. Επίσης συνέπραξε με διεθνούς φήμης σύνολα, όπως την Όπερα της Κολωνίας Gurzenich Orchester Koln, το σύνολο σύγχρονης μουσικής Ensemble Musik Fabrik, Μonchengladbach Synfonieorchester κ.α. Στην Ελλάδα η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη συμπράττει με την Κ.Ο.Α., τη Συμφωνική του Δήμου Θεσσαλονίκης, την Καμεράτα/Armonia Atenea και τη Φιλαρμόνια Ορχήστρα Αθηνών.

Το Νοέμβρη του 2015 απέκτησε τη θέση του πρώτου κορυφαίου Όμποε στη Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα της ΕΡΤ, θέση την οποία κατέχει μέχρι σήμερα.

Έχει εμφανιστεί σε φεστιβάλ όπως τα Handel Festspiele, Salzburg Festival,Ruhr Triennale κ.ά., και σε σημαντικές αίθουσες, όπως το Theater an der Wien, Champs Elysees, Palau de la Musica, Kolner Philharmonie, Essener Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Dortmund κ.ά. Έχει συμμετάσχει σε ηχογραφήσεις για τη DECCA και τη Deutsche Grammophon.

Ως σολίστ η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη έχει εμφανιστεί στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών με την Κρατική Ορχήστρα Αθηνών ερμηνεύοντας το Κοντσέρτο για Όμποε και Ορχήστρα του Mozart τον Απρίλιο του 2011. Επίσης έχει ερμηνεύσει το ίδιο Κοντσέρτο καθώς και τη Συμφωνία κοντσερτάντε του Mozart με τη Φιλαρμόνια Ορχήστρα Αθηνών.