Dimitris Emmanouil was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the Music School of Pallini where he studied with leading musicians in Greek and Balkan percussion as well as Ethnic, Latin and Multi Percussion. In 1997 he participated as a student in the Panhellenic student music competitions where he was honoured with a special distinction at the age of 17. From his graduation onward, he began his activity, initially in the field of Greek traditional music and later in collaboration with leading Greek and foreign musicians as well as with musical ensembles that perform music from the eastern Mediterranean. His presence in recordings for theatre and cinema is also important.