Dimitris Tigkas (GR) was born in Patras in 1982. He studied modern double bass with Evgeny Bratushka at the Municipal Music School of Volos and with Vasilis Papavasiliou at the Hellenic Music School in Athens, where he graduated. In September of 2006, he moved to Amsterdam, where he studied the violone (historical double bass) with Maggie Urquhart. He gained bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He also gained a bachelor’s degree in musicology from the University of Athens. He has performed as a freelance musician in many orchestras, chamber music groups and electroacoustic ensembles. He is a member of the early music ensembles Latinitas Nostra, Ex Silentio and Armonia Atenea, as well as the Medea Electronique collective.