Orfeas Hiratos was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1992. At the age of ten he began taking clarinet lessons and soon after became a member of the city municipal band. One year later he went on studying with prof. Dusko Zarkovic. At the age of thirteen, Orfeas won a scholarship at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and a place in the orchestra itself.
In 2008 he won the Cybc competition and was chosen to represent Cyprus at the competition “Eurovision for Young Musicians” in Vienna and in September of the same year he appeared as a soloist during the Cypria International Festival with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra. In April of 2009 he performed as a soloist at the Berengaria International Music Festival.
Since 2010 Orfeas has been studying at the Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland under the guidance of prof. Francois Benda where he successfully finished the degrees of Bachelor and Master in Musikpädagogik.
Orfeas orchestral experience consists of participations with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Mahler Jungendorchester, the Verbier Festival Orchestra as well as the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra where he had the chance to perform with famous conductors as Valerie Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Ivan Fischer, Paavo Järvi, Herbert Blomstedt among many others. From the Seasons 2015 to 2017 Orfeas has been a member of the Academy of the Opera House Zürich. Furthermore Orfeas is regularly performing as a quest musician in other professional ensembles and orchestras as the Symphony Orchestras of Luzern and Basel.