One of the talented conductors of Greece.
He was born in Thessaloniki, where he studied the piano, higher music theory and composition. He then followed studies of orchestral conducting at the National University of Music Bucharest (Universitatea Naţională de Muzică Bucureşti, UNMB) in Rοmania, with the internationally renowned conductor Iosif Conta, of whom he became the first assistant.
He graduated from the university’s equivalent master’s degree program of professors H. Andreescu and N. Brancusi. He has been accepted into the PhD program of the same University by professor N. Brindus with a thesis entitled Modern Greek Music.
He has cooperated with some of the most important symphony orchestras of Greece and of Europe, having developed a significantly rich repertoire and received great critical acclaim. He has toured in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Spain and Belgium. Leading soloists have performed with him, among whom St. Ruha, M. Cazacu, N. Licaret, V. Balzani, A. Petrescu, M. Forniaciarri, D. Evnouhidou, N. Astrinidis, Chr. Galileas, M. Asteriadou, G.E. Lazaridis, etc.
In Greece he has conducted the Athens State Orchestra and Radio National Symphony Orchestra of Athens as well as the Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra. He cooperates with Megaron the Athens Concert Hall and Thessaloniki Concert Hall and with the International Festival “Dimitria”.
Concerning his career abroad, he has cooperated with the greatest symphony orchestras and lyric theaters of Rοmania: the famous Orchestra “George Enescu” of Bucharest, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest, the Philharmonic Orchestras of the cities Graiova, Arad, Ploiesti, Constanta, Bacau. Furthermore he has cooperated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Chisinau of the Republic of Moldova, the symphony orchestras of the cities of Vidin and Pazardik of Bulgaria and Kharkov Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He has cooperated with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Grossetto & Lecco in Italy. Since 2005 he has been conducting the greatly promising Balkan Symphony Orchestra, with which ever since he has been recording and touring every year within the frame of the International Festival of “Lago di Como” in Italy. Since 2015 he is permanent guest conductor of Symphony Orchestra of Roma, Palermo & San Remo in Italy.
Since 2010 he permanently cooperates with the renowned Smetana Hall of Prague as well as with the most important Czech orchestras. The milestones of his up-to-date career have been his performance, in February 2011, at the famous Viennese Music Association Golden Hall (Musikverein Goldener Saal) with Zlin’s Philarmonic Orchestra “Bohuslav Martinu”, as well as the New Year’s concert of 2012 in Prague at the renowned hall Dvorak Hall – Rudolfinum with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and in February 2015 the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the famous hall of Berliner’s Philharmonic.
Since 2015 he made his debut in Korea with Daejeon Symphony Orchestra with very big success.
He conducts normally and abroad the National Opera of Bucharest-Romania and St. Petersburg chamber & Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatres-Russia. On November 2021 he will conduct the new production of Thessaloniki’s Concert Hall Don Giovanni
with Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra.
Among his future performances other great international music centers.
He participates as a selection committee member in international contests in Greece, Italy, Rumania, and Germany.
He has long educational experience as a teacher and as a director in various Conservatories of Thessaloniki. From 2006 he has established the Conservatory of Ano Poli of Thessaloniki which he directs.