Born in Athens in 1965, he studied theory and piano at the National Conservatory, where he was awarded with the First Prize and Distinction for Outstanding Performance. He continued his studies with a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation at the Munich Academy of Music with F. Schieri, Max Frey and Herman Michael, where he was awarded with diplomas for choral and orchestral conducting, as well as a Meisterklasse Diploma, with the highest grade ever granted by the Academy.
On completion of his studies, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Munich Academy of Music, conducting the Madrigal Chorus, as well as the Choir and Orchestra of the Catholic University (KHG). He went on to become conductor of the Opera of Ulm, where he worked for two years.
In 1992, he returned to Greece and became the permanent conductor of the Orchestra of Colours, following an invitation by its founder Manos Hadjidakis, a position he holds until today. He has performed numerous concerts in Greece and abroad, first greek and world performances of important works of Greek and foreign composers, like the opera by Claude Debussy, Pelleas and Melissanthi, Thalassa by Nikos Skalkotas, Planets by Gustav Holst, Turangalila by Olivier Messiaen, the Concerts for piano and orchestra, Atmosphères and Lontano by Gyorgy Ligeti, works by Witold Lutoslawski, as well as other important works of the 20th century. He has numerous recordings (NAXOS, VΕRVE, ΕΜΙ, LEGEND) which include works by Nikos Skalkotas, Giannis Christou, Iannis Xenakis, and by many other Greek and foreign composers.
He has also conducted the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Opera of Hamburg, the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Opera of Greece, the State Orchestra of Athens, the National Radio Orchestra of Greece, the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki, etc.
On the Olympic Games of Athens in 2004, he recorded the majority of the works of music presented during the opening and closing ceremonies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the ERT Greek National Symphony Orchestra.
At the present time, he is the artistic director of Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall and a professor of Conducting at the Department of Music of the Ionian University.