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Dimitris Skamnakis
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

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  • School / Univ. / Institution: Athens College
  • Country: Greece

For 21 years, Dimitris Skamnakis has been a member of the Zildjian family. He was born in Pireaus, Greece and has been playing music for 40 years. Though he started out studying trumpet and piano, the instrument that won his heart were the drums. 

Dimitris credits his personal musical style from his experience playing all different kinds of music. He has worked with several important Greek composers and singers, and has taken part in concerts for UNESCO, and artists of the lyrical theatre, as well as the MEDITERRANEO festival - representing Greece and ERT (Greek radio TV).

Dimitris has taken part in tours and concerts that have taken him not only throughout Greece, but also to theaters around the world. His playing can also be found on many albums for various Greek Artists, in all genres - from rock, punk, folk music, traditional, to theatrical music, music for movies, the cinema and TV.

For the last few years, Dimitris has been teaching at the Athens-Psychiko College, one of the most well known colleges in Greece, and at the same time, has been playing as a session artist in the Symphony Orchestra of the municipalities of Acharnes (Athens) and Loutraki. He also gives seminars in different schools throughout the Country to teach and show his passion.... the drums.

Dimitris Set-Up includes all K Custom Hybrid Cymbals (from left to right):
14.25" K Custom Hybrid HiHats
17" K Custom Hybrid Crash
15" K Custom Hybrid Crash
11'' K Custom Hybrid Splash
16" K Custom Hybrid Crash
 9" K Custom Hybrid Splash
 20" K Custom Hybrid Ride
11'' K Custom Hybrid Splash
17" K Custom Hybrid China

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