Frederic Tavernier Vellas was born in France. After solid classical musical studies in oboe, he orients his musical research towards song, especially the sacred chant of Byzantium. He was trained by leading masters and performers of this musical form such as Father Joakim Grillis at Patmos, Maximos Fahme of Aleppo, and especially Lycourgos Angelopoulos. It is under his direction that he received his diploma in Byzantine music at Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens. He also collaborated with Lycourgos Angelopoulos in the book, Voices of Byzantium, published by Desclée de Brouwer.
He is artistic director of the association Egeo-Apmh, association for the Promotion of Hellenic music.
Member of the Marcel Peres’ Ensemble Organum, over the last ten years he regularly participates in productions and tours.