Niko Paterakis is a Greek composer 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).
A few years later, he was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s Degree in Film Scoring at Berklee Valencia (Berklee College of Music – Valencia, ES).
After graduating in 2014, Niko moved to New York to work for ROLI, a thriving music tech start-up that brought innovations such as the Seaboard.
Since then, he has been composing for libraries and select projects, as well as researching Greek traditional music, which led him to found and manage KÍKLOS FESTIVAL under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York.