Dimitrios Polisoidis, viola

Dimitrios Polisoidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1961. He studied the violin with Dany Dossiou in his home town and later attended the University of Music, Graz, where he was taught by Christos Poyzoides and also studied the viola with Herbert Blendinger.

From 1990 to 1993 he was principal viola player of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Graz, and in 1993 became a member of Klangforum Wien.

Dimitrios Polisoidis is devoting himself mainly to new music and to performing with experimental improvisation groups. He was artistic collaborator in several live electronic projects at the Electronic Institute of the University of Music, Graz, (IEM Graz). He has performed internationally and worked with many renowned composers such as Peter Ablinger, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Gösta Neuwirth, Olga Neuwirth and George Lopez, who wrote works especially for him.

In 2012, the federal state of Styria awarded him the “Karl Böhm Interpreter’s Prize”.

He teaches at the University of Music, Graz and at the Impuls Academy as well as at the International Holiday Courses in Darmstadt.

His CD recordings have been released by the labels hatART (Basle), Kairos (Vienna), Klangschnitte (Graz), mode rec (NY), and Lyra (Athens).

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