Glafkos Kontemeniotis was born on the island of Cyprus in 1969. He showed musical interest at an early age and began studying classical piano at the age of 9. He came to New York in 1988 and studied classical piano with Paul Sheftel and jazz piano privately with Lee Evans, and later with Harold Danko at the Manhattan School Of Music. He received his MA in composition in 1998 from Hunter College. During his MA Studies he studied jazz piano with Mike Longo and composition with Anthony Branker.
"Kontemeniotis proves that he’s an under-recognized force of jazz to be reckoned with. For Kontemeniotis has accomplished one of those sought-after results of a jazz trio: instantaneous energy freely and synaptically exchanged in milliseconds of anticipation, recognition and elaboration. The result: empathy that leads to distinctive cohesion and a unified sound."— JAZZREVIEW.COM June 2010