Charis Dimaras

Associate Professor, Performance Studies

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Greek concert pianist/conductor Charis Dimaras is becoming recognized as one of the most individual and multifaceted musical talents of his generation. Noted for his diverse activity as solo recitalist, vocal/instrumental chamber music collaborator, orchestra soloist, and conductor of symphonic and operatic repertory, he is equally at home performing the music of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven as he is presenting brand-new works in their world premieres.

International critics have repeatedly hailed his virtuoso technique and refined musicality while his exciting stage presence has thrilled audiences around the world. Elsewhere, Dr. Dimaras remains strongly committed to the education of future generations of musicians: Since 1999 he has been a member of the music faculty at Ithaca College, where he is currently Associate Professor of Piano and Collaborative Studies.

Additionally, in recent years he has repeatedly served on the faculties of many coveted international summer programs, such as the University of Miami’s Summer Vocal Program in Salzburg/Austria, the Holland Summer Music Sessions, and the Opera Theater Institute of famed Metropolitan Opera soprano Johanna Meier in Spearfish, South Dakota.