Polisoidis, Dimitrios (Viola)

Born in 1961 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied the violin with Dany Dossiou in his home town, later attended the University of Music, Graz, where he was taught by Christos Poyzoides and also studied the viola with Herbert Blendinger. From 1990 to 1993 he was principal viola player of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Graz. In 1993 he became a member of Klangforum Wien.

He is devoting himself mainly to new music and to performing with experimental improvisation groups.  He has performed internationally and worked with many composers such as Peter Ablinger, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Gösta Neuwirth, Olga Neuwirth and George Lopez, who wrote works especially for him.

 


In 2012, the federal state of Styria awarded him the “Karl Böhm Interpreter’s Prize”.

He teaches at the University of Music Graz and at the Impuls Academy.

His CD recordings have been released by the labels hatART, Kairos, mode rec , and Lyra.

Born in 1961 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied the violin with Dany Dossiou in his home town, later attended the University of Music, Graz, where he was taught by Christos Poyzoides and also studied the viola with Herbert Blendinger. From 1990 to 1993 he was principal viola player of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Graz. In 1993 he became a member of Klangforum Wien.

He is devoting himself mainly to new music and to performing with experimental improvisation groups.  He has performed internationally and worked with many composers such as Peter Ablinger, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Gösta Neuwirth, Olga Neuwirth and George Lopez, who wrote works especially for him.