Dimitris Papatheodorou was born in 1968, and studied at the Conservatory of Athens under the teacher and director of the Conservatory, Aris Garoufalis, at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam under Hans Derksen and at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, under Byron Janis. He received a number of scholarships including the Onassis Foundation Scholarship. He was awarded Second Prize in the Ibla International Piano Competition, 1992 (Italy), First Prize in the Young Artists Piano Competition, 1995 (USA), and was the special prize-winner of the Artists International Competition, 1994 (USA). In 1998 he was awarded the Spyros Motsenigos prize from the Athens Academy. He has given concerts in Greece and worldwide and since 2000 has been collaborating with Markopoulos in his concerts and recordings.