Born in West Germany to Macedonian parents
and raised in the Northern Greek prefecture of Edessa,
Dine Doneff (or Kostas Theodorou, his Greek citizenship name)
has been active as a musician and composer since the mid-eighties.
Faced with the choice between school and music,
he left his home village and fled to Thessaloniki.
Educated his inner soul by exploring life through music,
he became a self taught musician.
By the 90’s he was working as an arranger, ensemble director and producer
on studio recordings. Alternating between touring abroad, he joined the group
Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico in 2001, with four albums released by ECM;
From 2002 to 2005 he taught at the Technical Education Institute of Epirus
and the University of Macedonia