Dimitris Botinis

Winner of All-Russian and International Competitions


Dimitris Botinis was born in 1986 in Moscow to a family of musicians and grew up in Greece. He graduated from the Municipal Conservatory of Patras as a violinist. From the age of fourteen he began to study conducting under the guidance of his father as well as attending master-classes under Yuri Simonov in Hungary, while in 2011 he graduated from the class of the latter at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (faculty of opera and symphony conducting). He has worked with such ensembles as the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg, the Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Academic Capella, the State Hermitage Orchestra, the Frankfurt Oper Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television, the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), the Liszt and Wagner Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, the Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, the National Symphony Orchestra of Greece and orchestras in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.

In 2010 the conductor made his opera debut at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatoire with Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. Currently he is an assistant to the Principal Conductor of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic.

Dimitris Botinis was the winner of all special prizes at the Antonio Pedrotti International Conducting Competition (Italy, 2006). In 2011 he was a prize-winner at the I All-Russian Music Competition in Moscow.
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