Pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou has distinguished himself as an artist of refined musicianship and personal verve. A passionate advocate of chamber music, Dimitri recently collaborated with renowned violinists Augustin Hadelich and 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. This season he will perform alongside Alexi Kenney, as well as the Rosamunde String Quartet.
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 and this season he will be leading an entire production of Viardot's Cendrillon and Ravel's L' enfant et les sortileges. He attended the Eastern Music Festival as a conducting fellow under the mentorship of Gerard Schwarz, as well as 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 also serves as the Artistic Director of the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series, a newly found series that brings together distinguished artists, members of the CMU faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.
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.