Konstantinos Diminakis

Konstantinos Diminakis

Conductor

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Konstantinos Diminakis was chosen by the London Symphony Orchestra as one of the most talented young conductors of Europe for 2012 (Donatella Flick Competition).     He attended master classes with international conductors including Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Collin Metters, Daniel Harding, Bertrand de Billy, Ralf Weikert, Mark Stringer and Peter Gulke. After his succesful assistanship in Klosterneuburg’s ‘The Magic Flute’ in Vienna, he is conducting ‘Rigoletto’ in summer 2015. Moreover his ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ in Opera de Bauge in France this summer, led to new engagements with this opera house, as he is conducting ‘Lucia di Lamermoor’ and Schubert’s ‘Alfonso und Estrella’ next season. In November 2013 he had his Greek debut conducting Rossini’s ‚La Cenerentola’ in the National Opera of Greece.   As assistant of Dejan Savic, George Vagianos and Ingomar Rainer, he had the opportunity to work at the State Opera of Thessaloniki and the Palace Theater Schönbrunn in Vienna.   In September 2009 Konstantinos Diminakis won the second prize in the "2nd International Competition of Orchestra Conducting" in Weiz, Austria. In November 2010, he was accepted in the "Dimitris Mitropoulos" competition (among the 16 finalists). In  January 2013 he reached the 4th place for the Junior Fellowship for Conductors in the Royal Northern College of Music of Manchester. In September 2013 he won (after orchestra’s musicians voting) the first prize in M.Economou’s masterclass with the City of Athens Orchestra.   The Greek conductor Konstantinos Diminakis was born in 1984 in Thessaloniki-Macedonia, and studied music theory and piano at the Conservatory in Thessaloniki and at the University of Macedonia - Department of Music Science and Art (class D. Evnouhidou). In June 2007 he moved to Vienna as a student of Uros Lajovic (orchestral conducting), Erwin Ortner (choral conducting) and Konrand Leitner (piano accompaniment) at the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts with the help of a four-year scholarship from the Academy of Athens. In 2012 he received his Master’s Degree conducting the ORF Orchestra in Musikverein, B.Bartok’s ‘The miraculous Mandarin’.     He has conducted among others the RSO ORF Vienna, the Rzeszow Orchestra – Poland, the Greek National Opera Orchestra, the RNCM Orchestra of Manchester, the Guildhall School of Music Orchestra, the "Vienna Chamber Orchestra", the "Chamber Orchestra Graz," the orchestra of Ploesti-Romania, the'' Orchestra of Colors'' and City Orchestra of Athens and the City Orchestra of Thessaloniki.     Since 2011 he is the artistic director of the "Orpheus Chamber Orchestra" in Vienna.
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