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Biography

Nikos Tsiachris, was borned in Lamia (Greece). He started playing guitar at the age of 8, learning from his father. In 1992 began studying in the Municipal Music School of Lamia, classical guitar with Fotis Koutsothodoros and Dimitris Kodoyannis and cello from Gazarian Julia.

In 1997 he moved to Thessaloniki and began studying Musicology at the Aristoteles University. He formed his first group and wrote songs for it. In 2000 he completed his studies of classical guitar with Costas Cotsiolis (New Conservatory of Thessaloniki).

In 2004 Tsiachris received an Erasmus grant for an academical year at the University of Granada. He took there flamenco guitar classes with Rafael Santiago Habichuela and Emilio Maya.

Since 2005 he lives in Berlin and collaborates with musicians of various styles such as flamenco, fado, jazz, rembetika and klezmer. In 2006 he completed his bachelor's degree program in Musicology, writing a thesis about „Traditional flamenco songs, registration and commentaries of 23 songs“.

Since 2007 he gives concerts in clubs and festivals.
In his promocional-CD Metamorphose (2011) he recorded some original guitar pieces. Since 2012 Tsiachris teaches guitar at the Global Music Academy in Berlin.

In 2012 he formed the flamenco-jazz quartet „Rasgueo“, with which he released in 2015 the debut album „Waterfall“ (Galileo-MC). He is currently producing his second studio project, based on own compositions in modern flamenco style, working together with international wellknow flamenco musicians.

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