About

Nikos Kokolakis (1981) (GR) is a composer living in Den Haag (NL).

He studied Physics at the University of Crete and Music Composition at the Ionian University in Corfu. He obtained an MA in Composition at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Peter Adriaansz, Yannis Kyriakides and Raviv Ganchrow.

His main compositional interest lies in developing an understanding of sound as space in sonic structures. He is very interested in multidisciplinary artistic approaches and he is an active member of various artists’ initiatives. He is one of the artistic directors of the Catchpenny Ensemble, focusing in multimedia and collective composition.

In 2016 he won the first prize in the Composition Concours within the TROMP international percussion competition for his piece Stream for Marimba performed by Jonathan Bonny, and in 2015 the second prize in the International Carillon Composition Contest in Zwolle for his piece Squarcle for Carillon performed by Gijsbert Kok.