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Stefanos Dimitriou
Zildjian Drummer Stefanos Dimitriou
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Michalis Hatzigiannis / Vasilis Papakonstantinou / Power Trio
  • Country: Greece

Stefanos Dimitriou is considered to be one of the most in demand session drummers in Greece. With over 25 years of live performance, a wealth of teaching performance and studio work behind him, Stefanos Dimitriou maintains a busy schedule in the music industry and is highly regarded in the business.

He studied drums at the Athens Conservatory and has attended drum lessons with top drummers such as Jim Chapin, Virgin Donati, Garry Novak, Will Kennedy, Nathaniel Townsley, Alex Acuna, Dennis Chambers, and Jojo Mayer. He has also attended seminars with several distinguished and well known drummers including Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Thomas Lang, Dom Famularo, Horacio ''El negro'' Hernandez, Dave Weckl, Lenny White, Akira Jimbo and Kirk Covington.

His first exposure to drum sessions began with the band of Vasilis Papakonstantinou, an association that lasted eight years. Since then he has played and toured with a wide range of renowned Greek artists including Mikis Theodorakis, Haris Alexiou, George Dalaras, Eleutheria Arvanitaki, Tania Tsanaklidou, and Sakis Rouvas. In addition to his musical collaborations he has a number of record studios, television appearances, and tours around the globe. Stefanos Dimitriou has also been invited and performed live with Arturo Sandoval, the distinguished Trumpet Player in the Athens Concert Hall and in the Municipal Theatre of Volos.

Throughout the last five years he played and toured with the band of Michalis Hatzigiannis and just recently rejoined the group Of Vasilis Papakonstantinou. Alongside other musicians, he forms a jazz group called Loud Jazz and then Trias with whom he releases a live cd, Theatro. With George Kiourtsoglou and Stavros Lantsias they created another band the Power Trio. Nowadays with the association of Christoforos Krokidis, he has founded a rock band entitled Volume.

Stefanos Dimitriou has performed various drums clinics in several Schools of Music such as "Filippos Nakkas," “Polyrhythmia," and "Fakanas." Moreover he has taken part in drum camps of Modern Music School in Germany with drummers such as: Thomas Lang, Johnny Rabb, Steve Alexander and Ralf Godlieb.

Stefanos Dimitriou is an active player, educator, and clinician and is endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Zildjian Cymbals.

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