Born in Greece in 1961, he started his career at age eleven with classical guitar and soon leant several other instruments. At eighteen, he started studying the santur (gr. “santouri”) with his professor, Tasos Diakoyorgis, and composition with the conductor and composer Yannis Ioanidis. He then left for Madrid and Amsterdam and trained in particular in percussions, marimba, vibraphone and musical pedagogy in conservatories.

He composed soundtracks for many films, including The Kite Runner in 2007. The music of the film was nominated for the Oscars. Consecrated as one of the best santur players in the world, he regularly works with Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI as well as with other ancient music groups.