Born in Athens (Greece), Nicholas Papadimitriou is an interdisciplinary musician active as an organist, composer, researcher and educator.
Fueled by a constant search for creativity and innovation, Nicholas 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 and since October 2018 he has collaborated multiple times with Nicolas Jaar as part of ‘Playing the Cathedral’, a series of concerts at the Oude Kerk. In the meantime, he is 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.
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.