Dimitris Ktistakis began his first musical steps at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa and completed his musical studies at the Saarland University of Music and Theater, where he obtained a Piano Teacher's Diploma as well as 3 Master's Degrees: Solo Piano Diploma, Choir Conducting and Orchestra Conducting. He worked as Assistant Conductor of the Saarland University Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
He was the founder and director for 10 consecutive years of vocal ensembles, First conductor of the multi-award-winning Madrigalchor Dillingen and a fellow of the Richard Wagner Foundation. He has been a member of judging panels at choir competitions (Saarbrucken, Osnabruck) in Germany and conducted choirs at official ceremonies of the state of Saarland. Many of his concerts were broadcast live on German radio. He co-conducted the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Larissa in opera, operetta and musical productions. He taught the course Conducting Vocal Ensembles I & II at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Today, Dimitris Ktistakis is a piano and theory teacher at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa, artistic Director of the Orchestras and the Mixed Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Kozani, the Women's Vocal Ensemble of Larisa 'InDonnation' (Gold Medal Interkultur Kalamata Competition 2015 and best Greek choir), artistic director of the Trikala Youth Symphony Orchestra, PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University of Corfu in the field of choral conducting.
He is the organizer of the 1st Panhellenic Festival of Children's Choirs at D.O.L. (April 2016). Teaches at the choir conducting summer academy at the Ionian Academy of Corfu. Collaborates with the ERT choir.
To his credit there are recordings for German radio and television as well as appearances as a soloist, conductor and accompanist of musical ensembles in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Romania, Spain, USA and Italy.