The cantor “protopsaltes” Theodoros Vassilikos had his early lessons in Byzantine music from his father Alexander, an expert in this kind of music and famous cantor in many cathedrals of Athens and other Greek towns like Agrinio and islands like Tinos. Theodoros’s teacher was Theodoros Hatzitheodorou, professor of the Greek Odeum of Athens.
At the age of 15, he was second cantor in the Holy Temple of St. Panteleimon in Trahones, after two years in the Holy Temple of St. John Chrysostom in Nikaia. At the age of 18 was set first cantor in the Holy Temple of St. Katherine in Plaka.
Since then, he has been the cantor in many churches such as the Holy Temple of the Holy Cross in Aigaleo, St Nicolaos in Pireaus, the Cathedral of St. Minas-Iracleios in Crete and the Holy Establishment of Evagellistria in Tinos. Since 1973 he has been cantor in holy temple of St. Thomas in Ampelokipoi.
He is one of the pioneers in the popularisation of byzantine music abroad, invited three times by the archbishops of America and Australia, Iakovos and Stylianos to chant for the Greek emigrants. He and his choir has also been invited many times in Europe, America, Australia, and Africa.