Singer and songwriter Ciriaco Taraxes is a classically-educated composer, born in Greece. He began to write his first compositions and started playing the piano and guitar at the age of six. After winning a scholarship at age fifteen, he studied classical music composition and theory in Athens and Munich.
Ciriaco Taraxes has contributed also his composing skills to various artists like e.g. Michael Kiske (formerly of the band Helloween) and also wrote scores for al the Al Jazeera news channel.