A young and talented classical pianist

A young and talented classical pianist

Dimitri Papadopoulos is a young, talented classical pianist.

He was born in Princeton (USA) in 1985. He started studying piano in France when he was seven years old and he continued his studies in France and Germany, where he obtained the highest diplomas (1st prize CNSMD Lyon, class of Edson Elias, and Master of Professional Performance, Folkwang-Universität Essen, class of Arnulf von Arnim).

He has won many prizes at international piano competitions in France (1st prize Saint-nom-la-Bretèche, 1st prize Vulaines-sur Seine, 1st prize Lagny-sur-Marne), in Italy (5th prize Senigallia, 2nd prize Incontro Internazionale Giovanni Pianisti Roma) and in Germany (1st Steinway Forderpreis 2010 Dusseldorf, 3rd prize Max Reger competition 2011).

To improve his piano understanding, he took regular master-classes with grand pianists such as Kristian Zimerman, Alicia de Larrocha, Sergei Maltzev, Dominique Merlet and Charles Rosen.

He performs regularly as a pianist (solo, chamber music and Soloist with orchestra) in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Switzerland), Syria and USA. He also performs regularly live on French radio “France Musique”.

Founding member of the association Musique et Patrimoine Vivants (MuPaVi), he is an artistic director of a “weekend of chamber music” in Saint-Jean de Côle (Dordogne).

He has played in many festivals such as Klavierfestival Ruhr, Strasbourg festival, Young Talents Paris, Young Talents Athens, Nice, Toulouse les orgues, Menton, Festival de l’Epau, festival Pontino di Latina (Italy), Heraklion summer festival, Thy chamber music festival (Danemark), Giovanni artisti Cervo.

Dimitri Papadopoulos has released 3 discs: Haydn violin sonatas with his sister Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos, Beethoven cello sonatas with cellist Alexandre Vay (co-principal cellist at Munich Rundfunkorchester), and a disc recorded by the Bayerisher Rundfunk (Schubert, Ravel, Gerschwin).

He also teaches piano in Geneva Conservatory of Music since 2014.