Nikos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1991. He was graduated in music from the Music School Alimou of Athens and has a diploma in cello performance from the Attico Conservatory of Athens with Professor Marina Kislitsina.
From an early age, he entered the paths of several traditional instruments like the oud, the lute or the saz, playing various genres from the music of the Mediterranean region. He studied cello with Ugur Icik and oud with Yurdal Tokcan and Nasheer Shamma. He is actively involved in recordings & concerts in around Greece and Europe collaborating with a wide range of bands and artists a Lemonostifel, Petros Malamas, Giorgos Papaioannou, Melina Kana, and others.