Michalis Cholevas is a multi-instrumentalist playing Yayli Tanbur, Ney, Saz and Tarhu. He studied with masters such as Kudsi Erguner, Ömer Erdoğdular and Erdal Erzincan. He moved to the Netherlands for an MA in music performance for which he was granted a full scholarship. Michalis currently works at Codarts Rotterdam teaching various modal music modules and supervising the research of Master students. He is a PhD candidate with the subject of Makam Analysis: Makampedia; From Practice to Theory, at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Michalis holds a BA on natural sciences and he is a passionate woodworker.