Born in Athens (Greece), Nicholas Papadimitriou is an interdisciplinary musician with a multifaceted career.
Fueled by a constant search for creativity and innovation, he is active on multiple fronts in the music performance and education scene. Currently, he holds the position of Music Director at the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Amsterdam.
Since 2018 Nicholas has collaborated multiple times with contemporary artists such as Nicolas Jaar and Jacob Lekkerkerker, as part of ‘Playing the Cathedral’, a series of concerts at the Oude Kerk (in Amsterdam).
As an improviser and composer his work can be characterized by a unique sense of aesthetics; focusing on connecting people with music in relatable ways. In the meantime, Nicholas is also writing his second book ‘The Game of Tones’;
an innovative approach to non-stylistic improvisation.
Since 2016 he is also the student assistant for various theory subjects at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Nicholas studied organ at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the guidance of Jacques van Oortmerssen, Pieter van Dijk, and Matthias Havinga. In this time, he also attended numerous masterclasses with Louis Robilliard. During his Master’s degree, he focused on exploring improvisation from new angles; both from a performing as well as a pedagogical perspective. There he established an extensive research project dedicated to the development of teaching methods that promote the concept of creative music-making. Previously, Nicholas had also studied piano and music theory at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens.
Since 2013, he has regularly performed in numerous venues across the Netherlands, such as the Orgelpark, the Waalse Kerk and the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.