I have studied classical guitar for several years in my home town, Rhodes, at the Hellenic Conservatory with Yannis Yakoumakis. I continued my musical studies in  Crete with the soloist Manolis Vrontinos at the ‘Sychronon’ Consevatoire of Crete. In 2010 I earned my professional classical guitar degree Ptichio with ‘excellent unanimously’ distinction by a committee of guitar virtuosi, such as Evangelos Assimakopoulos & Liza Zoe,  and the world-famous conductor  Theodore Antoniou (former Professor of Composition at Stanford University).

The examination program was:

  • D.Scarlatti - Sonata K.380
  • J.S.Bach - Fuga BWV 1001
  • H.Villa Lobos - ETUDE no8
  • H.Villa Lobos - ETUDE no12
  • K.Tzortzinakis - Sonatina Americana
  • T.Antoniou - Suite for solo Guitar
  • A.Vivaldi- Concerto in D Major


  • I am practicing on an exceptional hand-made guitar from the Greek luthier Pavlos Gypas.