Multiple award winner Dimitris Dekavallas has already established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his age. Much in demand as a soloist worldwide, Dimitris has been performing from the age of nine.
Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2007, he has given recitals and has toured throughout the UK, USA, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Canada, Spain, Italy, Romania, Greece, Norway, Egypt, Portugal, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and others. He has been invited as a soloist and has given master-classes in many International music festivals such as the Abu Dhabi International Music and Arts Festival, North Wales International Music Festival, Ripon International Music Festival, London International Guitar Festival and many others.
Dimitris has appeared as a soloist with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Orchestra in Germany, the Romanian Philharmonia and some of UK’s major orchestras. He has given solo recitals in many prestigious concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Southbank Centre. Most recently Dimitris gave a private recital at Lambeth Palace for the Pope Benedict XVI and the Archibishop of Canterbury. He is also a proponent of chamber music, and is the co-founder of chamber ensemble Duo Diez, a Guitar and Violin Duo, alongside Spanish Violinist Violeta Barrena.
He released his debut recording ‘Music for Oboe and Guitar’ in 2009 with the oboist Marios Argiros (previously Principal Oboe, BBC Philharmonic) and has since recorded a number of pieces for the popular Guitar CD ‘Simply Spanish Moods’. In 2012 he released his third recording for solo guitar ‘Premiere’ which includes two world premieres. His latest recording under Demerara Records ‘From Granada to Buenos Aires’ was released in November 2015.
Dimitris was born in Athens and started learning the guitar at the age of five. He won the IKY National competition scholarship, the Royal Academy of Music’s scholarship and the Tebutt Exhibition Award which enabled him to study at the Royal Academy of Music,under Micheal Lewin, David Russell, Timothy Walker, John Mills, and John Williams . While there he won the Tebutt ExhibitionScholarship and in 2007 he received his Diploma of Postgraduate Performance (Distinction) and was given the Blyth Watson Award at his graduation. In 2008 he was Making Music’s Reccomended Artist after winning the Phillip and Dorothy Music Award and he also worked with Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now delivering workshops and outreach programmes all over UK. He also won the prestigious Ivor Mairants guitar award Award by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, who has since granted him the honourable Freedom of the City of London.
He has taken part in many international festival and competitions and has won more than 13 international and national prizes.
Dimitris is a Daddario Artist , using J46 strings on his guitar.
‘AN OUTSTANDING RECITAL”- Musical Opinion Magazine
”EXCELLENT MUSIC MAKING”- Classical Guitar Magazine
”EXCELLENT YOUNG PLAYER”-GendaiGuitar Magazine
”PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE”- Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Festival