Nektarios Mitritsakis was born in Chania, Greece.

From a very a young age he was expressing himself through his connection to nature and music, till at the age of 25 he decided to focus intensively on music.

His journey through music took him through Rock, Jazz, Blues and also traditional Cretan music. Till in '95 he first heard an Indian classical music concert which inspired him to travel to India and return back with a Sitar.

He started his first classes with Ross Daly, studying Sitar, Saz and Cretan Lyra.

From ‘98 and for the next decade he spent long periods every year in Varanasi, North India studying the Sitar and Surbahar with Rabindra Narayan Goswami.

Over the span of those years he was able to work with many of the great Indian classical musicians and to participate in various festivals like Dhrupad mela of Varanasi.

His studies were focussed on his teacher's methods and guidance as is usual in the tradition of Guru-Shishya but he also received a degree for the Sitar from Prayag Sangit Samiti of Allahabad of north India.

 

Parallel to his musical studies in his search for a connection to body and soul he studied Vedic astrology, Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana meditation and has included them in his lifestyle since. 

 

From the very beginning of his studies in India he loved the method of Dhrupad style of music and got most of his inspiration that lead him to start his studies of the main instrument of this style the Rudra Veena with Bahauddin Dagar at 2008.

Today he lives in Crete and keeps traveling to India, sharing his knowledge and experience through teaching music and yoga.


Through his concerts the listener can experience the musical journey through sound with peace and beauty.