Dionysios Voulgaris

Dionysios Voulgaris was born in 1971 in Athens. He first started studying piano with pianist and conductor Alexandros Laskaridis and then at the Athens Conservatory with Aris Garoufallis. Since 1988 he continued his piano studies with Gerassimos Kakalis and Fotini Orfanidou-Kakali, as well as Advanced Music Theory with Spyros Mazis, Manos Skarvelis (harmony, counterpoint, fugue, composition). In 1991 he graduated, having obtained his piano diploma with unanimous mention “Excellent”, 1st prize, and Honorary Medal.
In 1994 he attended piano courses with Germaine Mounier in Paris (Diplome Superieure & Diplome Superieure d’Execution). He has participated in piano technique seminars with renowned pianists, including the likes of: Vovka Ashkenazy, Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura – Skoda, Eliane Richepin, Nikolai Petroff, Luigi Mostacci, G. Hatzinikos, Duo Ganev, Mario Delli Ponti, Uwe Matschke, Paola Volpe, Alexandra Papastefanou, as well as contemporary music seminars with Theodoros Antoniou.
He has been awarded with 1st and 2nd prizes in international piano competitions, such as: Senigallia (1989), Catanzaro (1990), Marsala (1991), Konzerteum (1995), Χ.Ο.Ν. (1994-1996), Vincenzo Bellini (1991), Leeds (1994).
He has performed in individual recitals and chamber music concerts in Athens and abroad and has recorded music for Hellenic Broadcasting with works of N. Skalkottas, G. Platonas, L. Zoras and G. Georgiadis, the KV 414 piano concerto in A Major by W.A.Mozart and the 2 piano concerto in c minor by J. S. Bach with R. Pogiatzoglou, directed by G. Aravidis, as well as in 1993 for the Bulgarian radio the concerto for piano and orchestra no. 1 by Manos Skarvelis.
He teaches piano since 1989 (Experimental Conservatory and at the Hellenic Conservatory), also as correpetitor at the vocal class of Effie Adilini (ABRSM representative in Greece) and J. Di Tasso (Hellenic Conservatory).
He is the official correpetitor for the Grand Prix Maria Callas (Opera,Oratorio – Lied / Piano) and regular coach of the National Opera of Athens and the International Song Competition Renata Tebaldi.