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 of Athens. He continued his studies in Composition, Music for the Media, Music of Non-European Cultures with Dimitri Terzakis and in Electroacoustic Composition with Eckhard Rödger at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy", Leipzig. He has composed over 80 works for children's theatre, for the cinema as well as music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, choir and orchestra. His compositions have been performed in Greece and abroad. His works have been recorded by FMrecords and ARKYS. He is a member of the "Greek Composers' Union" and the "German Composers' Union". 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. He lives and works in Thessaloniki and Berlin.