Born in Athens in 1977 he studied Byzantine music, the music of eastern Mediterranean cultures, classical and Jazz piano as a teenager.
Michalis had privilege to study with the great masters Ömer Erdoğdular, Kudsi Ergüner, Erdal Erzincan and Dhruba Ghosh. He has collaborated with several artists including Kudsi Ergüner, the composers Angelo Badalamenti and Bear McCreary, Apollon Musagete Quartett, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jazz trio of George Kontrafouris, Rima Khcheich and Louisiana Red.
He holds a BA Natural Sciences, an MA in Turkish Music, he followed advanced studies in Theoretical Physics and he is currently on a Ph.D. trajectory with a subject on Taksim Analysis.
Since 2008 he teaches various modules for the BA and MA programs at Codarts, University for the Arts, Rotterdam.