MICHAEL STEFANAKIS

AGE 40  I  ATHENS, GREECE  I  GREECE
TAX ATTORNEY

Michael Stefanakis’s piano studies began when he was 7 and carried on through his first two years of law school in Athens. After a break from the instrument and the start of his career, he enrolled in the Athens Conservatory in 2014, going on to earn a diploma in piano performance and now doing post-diploma work. Now a manager of international tax with Deloitte Business Solutions, Michael advises some of the world’s largest private equity firms on their dealings with Greece. He sees the Cliburn Amateur as “an inspiration for people all over the world who—like me—believe that the development of their musical skills does not stop at a certain age… this development ultimately means facing one’s weaknesses and fears and becoming a better person overall.”