Fausto Sierakowski was born in 1988 in Paris and grew up in Rome, Italy. In 2009, he graduated in classical saxophone from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. In 2012, he obtained a Masters Degree in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory. In parallel to academic studies, he has studied the music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, taking part in workshops with Adam Stinga (Moldavia), Manos Achalinotopoulos and Sokratis Sinopoulos (Greece). While in the US and upon his return to Europe in 2014, he has performed and recorded with musicians, such as Slavic Soul Party, Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, Matt Darriau and Hayden Chisholm. In 2016, he moved to Greece in order to study Ottoman classical music with Evgenios Voulgaris. He currently lives in Athens.