He was born in Athens. He studied theory and piano at the National Conservatory of Athens and Chalandrio, obtaining the first prize and distinction for outstanding achievement. With a scholarship from the Alexandros S. Onassis Charitable Foundation, he continued his studies at the Music Academy of Munich, from where he graduated with choir and orchestra conducting diplomas and a Meisterklasse diploma, achieving the highest grade ever given by the Academy. He worked as a pianist and chief musician for two years at the Ulm Opera. After being invited by M. Hadjidakis, in 1992 he returned to Greece where he assumed the position of the permanent chief musician of the Orchestra of Colors until 2011, the year when the orchestra stopped its activities due to financial problems. He has a wide discography - more than 30 cd's (NAXOS, VERVE, EMI, SONY etc.). In addition to the major Greek orchestras, he has conducted the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Russia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Moscow Opera Orchestra, the Hamburg Opera Orchestra, the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Konzertverein Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Opera Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, etc. from 2016 to 2020 he was the Artistic Director of the Athens Music Hall. He is a professor of Orchestra Conducting at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University.