Ákos Nagy was born in 1982, Dunaújváros. He commenced his studies in Móricz Zsigmond Ének- Zenei Általános Iskola (Primary School of Music), then attended Széchenyi István Gimnázium (Széchenyi Isván Secondary School). He graduated from Rosti Pál Secondary School. He took lessons in the violin from Árpád Petky at Sándor Frigyes Secondary School, which he quit 4 after years. He continued his musical studies untutored.
He moved to Budapest in 2000. He gave private lessons in counterpoint and music theory and also prepared aspirants for the University of Theater and Film. He examined Gothic and late Renaissance music, traces of which show up in his later music along with elements of Transsylvanian, Indian, Khmer, Balinese and Japenese classical culture. He turns towards exploring new forms and structures, filling them up with his characteristic take on melody. His music juxtaposes solid blocks of sound that keep reprising accumulatively — a method he branded ‘layering technique’.