Assistant Teaching Professor of Chamber Music and Piano
Artistic Director of Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series
Pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou has distinguished himself as an artist of refined musicianship and remarkable verve. A passionate advocate of chamber music, Dimitri has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Augustin Hadelich, James Ehnes and Alexi Kenney, as well as with principal musicians from major European and U.S. orchestras, including Noah Bendix-Balgley (Berlin Philharmonic), Alex Kerr (Dallas Symphony) and Andrés Cárdenes (Pittsburgh Symphony).
Dimitri is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music in Pittsburgh where he coaches chamber music, teaches piano and lectures a class on Beethoven and his choice of key. A musician of versatile skills, Dimitri also enjoys an array of administrative duties. He serves as the administrator for the school's opera productions and as the Artistic Director of the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series, a successful series now in its eighth season that brings together distinguished artists, members of the CMU faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians. Dimitri also spent some time studying conducting in order to deepen his musical knowledge and develop a more holistic understanding of the industry. That brief exposure to conducting led to fully staged performances of Magic Flute, Cendrillon, and L' enfant et les sortileges, with Ravel's masterpiece ending up being one of the most challenging but also artistically memorable experiences in his career.
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, and has performed Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Athens State Orchestra.
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.
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