Konstantinos Diminakis was chosen by the London Symphony Orchestra as one of the most talented young conductors of Europe for 2012.
He attended master classes with international conductors including Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Collin Metters, Daniel Harding, Bertrand de Billy, Ralf Weikert, Mark Stringer and Peter Gulke. As a vocal coach and assistant of Dejan Savic, George Vagianos and Ingomar Rainer, he had the opportunity to work at the State Opera of Thessaloniki and the Palace Theater in Vienna. In the last two seasons Konstantinos was pianist at the "Theater an der Josefstadt" in Vienna and Klagenfurt City Theatre. In November 2013 he is conducting Rossini’s ‚La Cenerentola’ in the National Opera of Greece and in summer 2014 he is conducting ‚Madame Butterfly’ and ‚Le nozze di Figaro’ in Opera de Bauge, France.
In September 2009 Konstantinos Diminakis won the second prize in the "2nd International Competition of Orchestra Conducting" in Weiz, Austria. Moreover in September 2012, he participated in the London Symphony Orchestra Conductors Competition (among the 20 finalists) and in November 2010, in the "Dimitris Mitropoulos" competition (among the 16 finalists). He recently received an invitation to attend the ‘Junior Fellowship’ audition for conducting in Royal College of Music, Manchester, UK (12 invitations worldwide). In September 2013 he won (after orchestra’s musicians voting) the first prize in M.Economou’s masterclass with the City of Athens Orchestra.
The Greek conductor Konstantinos Diminakis was born in 1984 in Thessaloniki-Macedonia, and studied music theory and piano at the Conservatory in Thessaloniki and at the University of Macedonia - Department of Music Science and Art (class D. Evnouhidou). In June 2007 he moved to Vienna where he studied orchestral conducting with Professor Uros Lajovic, choral conducting with Prof. Erwin Ortner and accompaniment with Prof. Konrand Leitner at the University for Music and Performing Arts with the help of a four-year scholarship from the Academy of Athens.
He has conducted among others the RSO ORF Vienna, the Rzeszow Orchestra – Poland, the RNCM Orchestra of Manchester, the Guildhall School of Music Orchestra, the "Vienna Chamber Orchestra", the "Chamber Orchestra Graz," the orchestra of Ploesti-Romania, the'' Orchestra of Colors'' and City Orchestra of Athens and the City Orchestra of Thessaloniki.
He is the chief conductor of the "Orpheus Chamber Orchestra" in Vienna and director of studies at the "Carinthian Summer 2012".
Name: Konstantinos Diminakis
Born: 05.11.1984 Thessaloniki Greece
Languages:. English, German, Greek, Italian, Croatian
2013 Royal College of Music, Manchester-Junior
Fellowship for Conductors (semi-finalist, between Top 5 )
2012 London Symphony Orchestra Wettbewerb
Donatella Flick ( between 20 finalists )
2010 D.Mitropoulos Wettbewerb, Athen
( beween 12 finalists )
2009 2nd International Competition for Conductors,Weiz
2007 Academy of Athens Scholarship ( 4 Years )
Sir Simor Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding,
Bertrand de Billy, Peter Gülke, Ralf Weikert,
Achim Holub, Mark Stringer, Svilen Simeonov.
10/2007 - 06/2012 UNIVERSITÄT für MUSIK WIEN
Orchestra Conducting (Prof. U.Lajovic),
Choir Conducting (Prof. E.Ortner),
Korrepetition (Prof. K.Leitner)
10/2002 – 06/2006 UNIVERSITY of MAKEDONIA
10/1993 – 06/2002 CONSERVATORIUM THESSALONIKI
Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, Piano.
2012 Mag.Artium Orchestra conducting (MDW)
2006 Mag.Artium Piano
2002 Bachelor Piano
2001 Bachelor Counterpoint
1999 Bachelor Harmony-Theory
Bach, J. C.
Sinfonia Nr.2 Es-Dur, op.9
Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Orchestral Suite No.2,No.
Adagio for strings op.11
Divertimento for strings
Concerto for Orchestra
The Miraculous Mandarin
Concerto for piano n.3,4,5
Piano concerto n.1
Tragic Overture, Op.81
Violin concerto n.1, Op.26
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Cello Concerto, Op.104
Symphony in d minor
Dances of Galanta
Symphony No. 34,35,36,38,39,40,41
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Violin Concerto No. 3,5
Serenade No. 7 ("Haffner"), No. 10
("Gran Partita"), No. 13, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Divertimento in E-flat, K. 113 (1771)
Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2
Piano concerto G-dur
Symphony No.8, D.759
Violinkonzert op.47 d-moll
The Blue Danube, Op.314
Die Fledermaus Overture
L'Histoire du soldat
Piano Concerto n.1
Romeo and Juliet, overture-fantasia
Symphony No.4, Op.36
Symphony No.6, Op.74
Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103
5 Movements, Op.5
Così fan tutte
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Le nozze di Figaro
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
La Gazza Ladra
La Scala di Seta
The rake`s progress
‘Sara und ihre Männer’
Un Ballo in Maschera
Lohengrin, WWV 75
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90
Der Freischütz, Op.77