He studied in Athens, Philippos Nakas Conservatory with Professor Dimitra Angelopoulou. In 1996 he obtained the Violin Diploma and continued his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, class of Lydia Mordkovich, graduating in 2000 with distinction. He holds the Teaching Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music "Licentiate Royal Academy of Music" (L.R.A.M.).
He is a permanent member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens. He has participated in productions of the National Opera (opera, children's scene, chamber orchestra of the National Opera, Ballet Orchestra of the National Opera), concerts by the Athens State Orchestra, concerts and recordings of the Symphony Orchestra of Greek Television and of 'Enarmonia "orchestra. He was a permanent member of the string orchestra of the Municipality of Zografos. He participated in chamber music concerts, alternative groups (eg the quintet Tangarto in Greece and Cyprus with compositions of Astor Piazzola and other Argentinian composers), and in recordings for theater music and cinema.
He is actively engaged in teaching the violin, his students being members in major youth orchestras of Athens: Camerata Junior (children's and teenage section), Athenian Youth Symphony Orchestra (ASON), Children's Symphony Orchestra of the National Television.
From September 2003 he teaches at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Kifissia subsidiary.

Menelaos Papadaniel

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