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He began his violin studies with Ioannis Tzoumanis at the age of seven. He graduated from the Athens Conservatoire in 1997 and obtained his Violin Diploma with Distinction. He continued his studies at Trinity College of Music (TCM), London with the soloist Mayumi Fujikawa.
During his four years at TCM he obtained several postgraduate diplomas and a Master of Music in Performance, all with distinction. In 2004 taking advantage of an educational sabbatical he furthered his studies initially at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), Cardiff with Nick Whiting, associate principal of the BBC NOW and then at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester with the leader of the BBC Philharmonic and distinguished pedagogue,Yuri Torchinsky.
He obtained his RNCM Postgraduate Diploma with distinction.
He has received numerous scholarships from various institutions such as TCM, RWCMD, RNCM, the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and the «Friends of Music» society, Athens.
He has participated in many solo and chamber music masterclasses.
Tutors include Zvi Zitlin, Majiek Rakovski, Kasuki Sawa, Diana Cummings, Antony Marwood, as well as the Floristan and the Gould Trio, the Lindsays, the Endellion and the Eroica Quartet.
Other distinctions include awards such as the Vivian Joseph Award (TCM, 1999) for solo performance and the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Award (RWCMD, 2004) with his piano trio, Trio Arte.
He has given recitals in London and performed as a soloist in Lahti, Finland, Manchester, UK and Athens with the Camerata-The Orchestra of Friends of Music and the Athens State Orchestra (ASO).
In the UK he has free-lanced with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW). For the past decade, he works as a permanent member of the ASO. He is a member of the Distanza piano trio, the Athens String Quartet, and Ergon Ensemble.