giorgos kyriakakis was born in 1967 in crete where he took his first music lessons. he studied composition and analysis with joseph papadatos and byzantine music with lykourgos angelopoulos at the "philippos nakas" conservatory in athens. he continued his studies in composition, music for the media, music of non-nuropean cultures with dimitri terzakis and in electroacoustic composition with eckhard rödger at the "hochschule für musik und theater felix mendelsohn bartholdy" in leipzig. he has composed over 120 works music for solo instruments & voices, chamber ensembles, choir and orchestra as well as music for young musicians, for children's theatre and for the media. he teaches composition and contemporary music in the department of music art and science, university of macedonia, thessaloniki. his works are being published by edition gravis verlag.