Born in 1970, Bulgarian violinist Dimitri Atanassov gave his first
public performance at the age of six. After many years studying with
professor Anna Ivanova, he continued his studies at the Prague Academy
of Arts, under the guidance of professor Vaclav Snitil, completing his
masters degree (graduating with honours) in 1994.
He has also participated in master classes with Alberto Lysy and Victor Liberman.
As soloist and chamber-musician, he has performed in Austria, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and Israel.
In New Zealand Dimitri has performed with some of New Zealand and Australia’s leading musicians, including the New Zealand String Quartet, The Goldner Quartet, Patricia Wright, Donald Armstrong, Deborah Wai Kapohe, Piers Lane (England),Roy Goodman (England), The Ogen trio and many others.
Dimitri is currently the Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a role to which he was appointed in 2005.
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