Nikos Kokolakis was born in Heraklion (GR) on 7th February 1981. In 2008, he completed the B.Sc. in Physics (7.12) at the University of Crete and in 2013 the B.A. in Music Composition (9.36) with J. Papadatos and D. Trypani at the Ionian University in Corfu. During Erasmus studies in York (UK) he had lessons with R. Marsh, T. Howell and N. Sorrell. This provided him with the opportunity to be part of the Gamelan Ensemble of York University led by N. Sorrell and play in concerts and workshops in York and Leeds. He has attended workshops of traditional Mediterranean and Eastern music in the Musical Workshop Labyrinth in Houdetsi (Crete) as well as various composition seminars. Currently, he is attending the master's programme in Composition at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Y. Kyriakides, P. Adriaansz, M. Padding and R. Ganchrow.