Berklee Summer in the CityNikolas Metaxas
Born in New York City and raised in Cyprus, Nikolas started playing guitar by the age of 7 and piano by the age of 12, while also singing in choirs. When he was 20, he took part in the televised singing competition called The X-Factor (equivalent to American Idol) and placed second. He also represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest writing competition with the song "Firefly,'' performed by his sister Christina Metaxas. After that he went to Berklee for his musical studies. Currently, Nikolas is touring the United States with occasional shows in Europe.