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Niko Paterakis is a Greek composer and performer based in NYC.

As a multi-instrumentalist, he began composing music for performing arts while living and studying in the UK in the late 2000s. During this time, he performed original material in the world-renowned SWSX Festival (Austin, TX – 2010) and premiered his first musical theater production, ANO THROSKO: Musical for the 21st Century (sponsored by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND).

Later on, Niko was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s Degree in Film Scoring at Berklee Valencia (Berklee College of Music – Valencia, ES; 2013-14).

After graduating, he moved to New York to work for ROLI, a thriving music tech start-up that brought to market innovations such as the Seaboard.

Currently, Niko performs in NYC, composes for libraries and select projects, organizes events and directs KÍKLOS FESTIVAL NYC, which he founded in 2018 under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York.