He is a lecturer of Systematic Musicology at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kostas had his Bachelor in Musicology and his diploma in Piano by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Athinaikon Conservatoire respectively. He then pursued further studies in England, supported by a scholarship from the Greek Academy. He received PG Diploma by Trinity College London, MMus degree by the University of London and PhD by the University of Surrey.
His treatise was published in Germany under the title The Music for Solo Piano of Yannis A. Papaioannou up to 1960: An Analytical, Biographical and Contextual Approach. His research interests are: theory and analysis, 19th-century music, 20th-century music and Greek art music. He was the scientific curator of the exhibition “Yannis A. Papaioannou, the Composer, the Teacher: the Quest, the Pioneer” for Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2004. He is working on the critical editions of Papaioannou’s music for Nakas Editions. He taught at the Free Workshop on Music Education of the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”.
Kostas is also an active pianist. He has played in concerts in Greece, England, Belgium and Czech Republic. He has recently recorded Papaioannou’s music for Naxos.