June 12, 2011
Musician and ethnomusicologist. He took his rst lessons on the saz form Perikles Papapetropoulos
(Greece) and studied ethnomusicology with a focus on the Middle East at the Department of Music
of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He carried on his study of the saz
and the lavta with Cemal Akkiraz (London), Murat Aydemir and Necati Çelik (Istanbul).
As a musician he has participated in various Balkan and Middle Eastern ensembles,
performing in the U.K., Greece and Turkey ( Mandura, Nagme, uammer Ketencoglu Kumpanya, etc.),
and he is a member of the free improvisation quartet Rest. He taught Ethnomusicology and
Music of the Middle East at the Department of Music of SOAS (University of London)
and at the Department of Popular and Traditional Music (T.E.I. of Epirus).
Since 2007 he teaches at the Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies (University of Athens).