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Dorian Dimitrov - Piano


Dorian Dimitrov started playing the piano at the age of nine. In 2005 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School under Professor Ruth Nye with whom he continued for the duration of his six years at the school.

Dorian has appeared in many venues in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria, including Wigmore Hall, Fairfield Halls, Menuhin Hall, Banqueting House (London), Royal Overseas League (Edinburgh) Perthshire, Festival Hall (Bulgaria) as well as multiple times on Bulgarian National Television and Radio.

Having studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with professors Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva, he has since graduated with Honours.

During his time at the Guildhall, an opportunity arose where he got the opportunity to conduct the orchestra. This sparked an unfathomable passion and has resulted in working with many acclaimed conductors and pedagogues such as Leonid Grin, Mikhail Angelov, Toby Purser, Timothy Redmond, Rodolfo Saglimbeni (one of the first professors of Gustavo Dudamel), Denise Ham, Robert Houlihan, John Longstaff and David Corkhill.

In September 2014, Dorian was one of the conductors personally chosen by Kristjan Järvi as an assistant to his orchestra, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (now Baltic Sea Philharmonic) in Germany. He continues to assist Kristjan and has seen him collaborate with the orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra and MDR Symphony Orchestra.

Since making his debut, Dorian has collaborated with performers such as Heinrich Schiff, David Geringas, Ben Grosvenor, Jan Lisiecki, Jack Liebeck, Jamal Aliyev, Guy Johnston, Jaime Campbell, Tom Poster and other conductors such as Alondra de la Parra, Paavo Järvi, Leonid Grin, Jonathan Bloxham, Toby Purser, Timothy Redmond and Thomas Carroll.

During 2017/18 Dorian began the season by assisting Kristjan Järvi for the season opening concert of the MDR Symphony Orchestra (Leipzig) and later with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra. Other orchestras included the Oradea Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Chile, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, the London Firebird Orchestra, the Orion Orchestra and Orpheus Sinfonia, both of whom have appointed him their assistant.

2018/19 will feature assisting conductors such as Kristjan Järvi and Alondra de la Parra with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg State Philharmonic and Berliner Rundfunk Orchestras and performances with the Unitas Chamber Orchestra and Harmonia Orchestras in London.

submission March 2019