Artistic director & Chief conductor of North Caucasus State Philharmonic Orchestra

Winner of the International Antonio Pedrotti Conducting Competition (Italy, 2006), winner of the 1st All-Russian Conductors Competition (Moscow, 2011).

Dimitris Botinis was born in 1986 in Moscow in a family of musicians, and grew up in Greece. At the age of 5 he began his studies in violin and later in viola. As a violinist he graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Patras with a Violin Diploma.

At the age of 14 he started his studies in orchestral conducting under the guidance of his father – a symphony orchestra conductor, and also by participating in International Master Courses for conductors instructed by Prof. Yuri Simonov in Budapest.

In 2011 he graduated summa cum laude from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory “Rimsky Korsakov”, where he has been studying Symphonic and Operatic conducting since 2006, under Prof. Yuri Simonov.

He has conducted orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre , Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, State Academic “Cappella-Glinka” Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Orchestra Camerata of the State Hermitage Museum, Orchestra of the Frankfurt Opera, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Bialystok Symphony Orchestra, “Liszt-Wagner” Symphony Orchestra Budapest, Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, State Symphony Orchestra of Athens, State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Greek Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Patras Orchestra and others.

In 2010 he made his opera debut in the Opera Theater of St. Petersburg State Conservatory where he conducted P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “Ιolanta”.

Dimitris Botinis has participated in International Festivals such as “Musical Olympus” of St. Petersburg and “International Festival of Patras”.

He is currently an assistant conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.