Dimitri Vassilakis, born in 1967, began his musical studies in Athens and continued them at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (in particular with Gérard Frémy), where he won First Prize for piano (unanimously), chamber music, and accompaniment. He attended master-classes with Monique Deschaussées, György Sebök, Vitaly Margulis, Alicia de Larrocha, Christian Zacharias, Maria Tipo and Leon Fleisher.
Since 1992 he has been a soloist with the ensemble intercontemporain. He has worked with Pierre Boulez, Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Kurtág. His recording Le Scorpion with the Percussions de Strasbourg won the Charles Gros Academy Grand Prix du Disque in the category “Best Contemporary Music Recording of 2004.”
His festival appearances include Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Lucerne Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Warsaw Autumn, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and the London Proms. He has performed in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie (under Sir Simon Rattle), New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Amsterdam Concert-gebouw, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. His repertoire runs from Bach to emerging contemporary composers.