Stratis Minakakis studied composition, theory and piano performance in his native Greece, the United States and France. His output includes work for solo, chamber and orchestral ensembles. A recipient of numerous artistic and academic awards, his music has been performed and commissioned by leading institutions and ensembles, such as the Arditti String Quartet, the PRISM saxophone quartet, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Counter)induction, Ensemble NJ_P Japan, the Second Instrumental Unit, Ensemble I/O, the Contemporary Music Ensemble in Athens and Princeton University. Also active in the field of music theory, he has lectured in Europe and the U.S. as well as published articles on the music of Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, György Ligeti and the Greek avant-garde.
Stratis Minakakis is currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory Music Theory Department in Boston, Massachusetts.