Alkis Nicolaides is a performer, composer and
improviser from Nicosia, Cyprus. His work is influenced by an array of genres, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Contemporary Classical and Experimental Music. His music focuses on high-intensity improvisational environments with rhythmic considerations and the integration of technology. With the use of technology, he explores the textural possibilities of the guitar and human-to-computer interactivity.
He received his B.Mus from Berklee College of Music in Jazz Composition (Summa Cum Laude) where he studied with Ayn Inserto, Greg Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, Scott Free, Ed Tomassi and George Garzone. He continued his studies at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his MFA in Jazz Guitar under the mentorship of Larry Koonse and Steve Lehman.