Pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou has distinguished himself as an artist of refined musicianship and personal verve. A passionate avid of chamber music, Dimitri recently collaborated with renowned violinist James Ehnes, whereas previous seasons have found him on stage with principal musicians from major European and U.S. orchestras, including Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Andrés Cárdenes, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A musician of versatile skills, Dimitri has lately developed an interest in conducting that led him to his opera debut with Mozart’s Magic Flute. Last summer he attended the Eastern Music Festival as a conducting fellow under the mentorship of Gerard Schwarz, and the year prior to that he attended the Pierre Monteux Festival and School where he conducted Chausson’s Symphony in B-flat major and Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony. Currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music in Pittsburgh, he was recently appointed as Assistant Conductor for the School’s Opera productions, and also serves as the Artistic Director of the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series, a newly found series that brings together members of the CMU faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Before moving to the U.S., Dimitri was residing in Ireland enjoying a flourishing career with engagements in some of the country’s most prestigious venues and festivals, while completing his Doctorate in Music Performance. A native of Greece, Dimitri at age sixteen won first prize at the international chamber music competition Classical Heritage of Moscow, made his debut with the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra with Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and following an outstanding success, he was invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto for a national broadcast.
A graduate of Indiana University and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, he has participated in a plethora of festivals throughout Europe and the U.S.