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Pasion Fuego y Romanza: Latin Music for Solo Guita[CD]
Dimitri is recognized as a first-rate guitarist and performer by audiences from the concert halls in the U.K. to the islands of Hawaii. Dimitri's talent has also won him several top prizes including a silver medal in the Wurlitzer National Soloist Competition and gold medals in the Stetson University and Florida State University Concerto Competitions. Dimitri's musical tastes and compositional influences are ecclectic and diverse. His concerts frequently comprise styles from core classical repertoire to contemporary fingerstyle works. At the age of eight, with Elvis, Roy Clark and Segovia as musical influences, Dimitri began classical guitar lessons. Two years later he gave his first solo recital. Dimitri has a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. During his years of formal training, Dimitri studied with some of the world's greatest teachers and performers, including Pepe Romero, David Russell, Roland Dyens, Oscar Ghiglia, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Scott Tennant, Andrew York, Tommy Emmanuel, Bruce Holzman, Stephen Robinson, Ricardo Iznaola and Ben Verdery. Dimitri has four compact disc recordings: his debut, 'SixString - 2000', 'Acoustic Journey', 'Pasion, Fuego y Romanza' and 'Songs I Know by Heart'. For more information about Dimitri, including videos, photos and performance dates, biography or to purchase CDs, log on to dimitrid.com. Presently, Dimitri lives in Los Angeles where he teaches privately and concertizes regularly as a soloist and ensemble player, while enjoying an active career as a an actor, studio musician, writer and producer. This year Dimitri has shot four films and one TV show. On September 5th, the tv show, 'Table for Three' will start airing on the new network, My Network, Monday thru Friday 8-9pm. Dimitri plays the role of Sergei Kraislov, the Russian mafia boss who chases the Italian mafia boss to resolve their business deal. What entertainment critics and fellow musicians have to say about Dimitri's performances. 'Dimitri is an excellent guitarist who plays his instrument with impressive elan and attention to detail.' -Scott Tennant, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 'deep and colorful interpretation....amazing playing skills.' -The Santa Monica Corsair 'He is a very technically gifted, entertaining performer with a style that is fast, fluid and musical.' -Bruce Holzman, guitar department chairman, Florida State University '...great poise and stage presence...masterful, effortless playing.' -Robert Eaton, professor of music, Pasadena City College 'Dimitri plays with a disarming ease that understates a remarkably clean and powerful technique.' -Brian Head, professor of music, University of Southern California 'an expressive, skillful, impeccable performance, tailored to increase our depth of appreciation and love for the classical guitar.' -Dr. Rose Brooks, professor of music, LA City College 'He possesses immaculate technique; the pieces are rendered flawlessly....' -Guitar Review 'His playing is sweet sonic poetry...too soulful to be confined to the classical repertoire.' -The News Journal, Daytona Beach, FL 'Very exciting, very entertaining and a whole lot of fun...he earned two standing ovations!' -Classical Guitar Society of Tallahassee As an active actor, his screen appearances include 'Alias', 'WANTED', 'MIRIAM', 'THE LONGEST YARDSALE', 'The Genius Club', 'ROMA SUB ROSA','Love Made Easy', 'G.I. Jane', 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Walker, Texas Ranger','Fame LA', 'V.I.P.', 'Pensacola', '18 Wheels of Justice', 'Goiter Boy', 'Small-time Saints', 'Lunch Break','Jungle Gym.' and 'Table for Three', premiering September 5th at 8pm on My Network.
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