Pantelis Stoikos first got acquainted with music in 1990 studying music and piano …
In 1994, he takes his first courses on the trumpet along with his piano lessons and in 1996 he moves to Salonika in order to continue his studies at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and Institute for Preparatory Music Education – member of the European Union of Music Schools (EMUS).
During his stay in there, he studied advanced theoretics and he was granted with the degree on harmony and counterpoint. He also attended the graduate class on trumpet under the surveillance of his professor Tasos Giamouridis.
He attended seminars of top trumpet virtuosos such as Gerasimos Ioannidis, Anthi Sokrati and Allen Vizzutti. Moreover, he attended the seminar and music laboratory of Ivo Papazov on “The revival of traditional music through the spirit of jazz”…
Pantelis enriches the sounds of his area with elements of jazz and classical music…
In 1997 he participates in the music band “Florina Brass Band”.
In 1998 he has founded the “Akritiko Trio” with the participation of virtuosos from Florina and the duet with Laki Tzimka “Improvisation in Balkan Jazz”, which, following the participation of Alekos Papadopoulos (1999) on the drums set, was renamed “Trio Balkano”.In 1999 he gets in the music band of Kostas Theodorou. He is also member of the “Interbalkan Orchestra”, which is consisted of important musicians of the Balkans.
In 2000 – 2007, he participates in the music band “Laikedelika” with Thanasis Papakonstantinou.
In 2001 he participates in the music band “Orchistra Tou Dromou” with Evanthia Reboutsika and Panagiotis Kalatzopoulos ….
Pantelis Stoikos has created his own style on traditional music. Being inspired from Ivo Papazov (clarinet), he played with musicians such as Ivo Papazov, Nedyalko Nedyalkov Petar Ralchev, Theodosii Spassov, Ferus Mustafov, Okay Temiz, Micuei Godard, Micuei Marre, Michalis Sizanidis, Kostas Meretakis, Adreas Papas, Vagelis Karipis, Giotis kiourtsoglou, Kostas Theodorou, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Panagiotis Kalatzopoulos, Evanthia Reboutsika, Xaris Alexiou Floros Floridis etc ..
He has given numerous concerts all around, Europe America, Asia, Australia.
Selective Discography..“Florina Brass Band of Valkani Brothers with Floros Floridis” (ANO KATO RECORDS)..“Florina Brass Band II” (LYRA).. Theodosii Spassov – Kostas Theodoros and friends “ECHOTOPIA” (FM RECORDS)..Thanasis Papakonstantinou “Agrypnia” (LYRA).. Alkinoos Ioannidis “I peripeties enos proskiniti” (UNIVERSAL MUSIC COMPANY).. Michalis Sizanidis “Mikres Aggelies” (LYRA)