Biography

Ivan Dimitrov – well known in the music industry, Slovak multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer with Bulgarian-Greek roots, active in Slovakia and abroad.

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He comes from a musical background: father – drummer of Big Band in Bulgaria; mother – singer; brother – pianist; grandfather – conductor and music teacher; uncle – violinist, professor and concert master of Villingen Schwenningen Orchestra.

Studied violin and piano at the conservatory in Bratislava. Private study of playing the guitar focused on jazz. Successfully participated in several violin competitions as well as being a concert master in Nitra’s violin orchestra Organised concerts under the name Dimo & Guests with well known Slovak musicians. As a guitarist and violinist he performed at various music festivals in Belgium, France, Germany or Switzerland. Since 2001 he has lived in France, where he performed in the band Macadame and Dimo group.

Regularly collaborates with long-time colleagues such as:
Drummer Martin Valihora (Hiromi Uehara, Anthony Jackson, Chaka Khan, Lee Ritenour, Mezzoforte, Ron Affif, Frank McComb); Bassist Juraj Griglák (Bobby Sparks-Prince, Poogie Bell-Marcus Miller, Ron Affif, Frank McComb, Slovenska filharmonia); Pianist Eugen Vizváry (Kim Davis (Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston…), Vivian Sessoms (Joe Cocker), Rick Bailey (Delegation), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Mark Kelley;
Erik Dimitrov, Anita Soul, Robert Vizvári, Pavol Bodnár, Robo Opatovský, Mária Čírová, Desmod, Gladiator, Aidži Sabo, Juraj Bartoš, Andrea Zimányiova, Libor Babuljak, Peter Prelo Preložník, Rastik Toman, Peter Kotry, Brnka Vlado, Karol, Martin Žiak, Sveťka Ďuran, Brigita Tarinová, Yvonne Katrin Fiedler, Joan Croker, Rene Parentin, Tomáš Farkaš, Dominika Titková, Ivana Regešová, Peter Rajtl, Juraj Burian, Hans Georg Brunner Schwer (producent Oscar Peterson, The Singers Unlimited), Hubert Ramm, Luc Gergone.

Produced and as a guitarist, violinist recorded the albums:
Pavel Morochovic Trio – Awakening; Brigita – B; Peters Beats – S.W.A.G.; Hermans Avenue – Hermans Avenue; Joan Crocker – Shine; Rene Parentin – En Envie; Dimo Group – Je t ́attendais; Desmod – 001; Yvonne Katrin Fiedler – In Loving Memory Of Daniel; Gladiator – Dogstime.

The outstanding feature of his professional activity is brilliant instrumentality, exceptional musical feeling and creative inventiveness. He is able to attract all of the generations by his play. He can play many musical instruments, which is very useful for applying the wide spectrum of musical genres. He also uses his rich repertory of read up on music.

www.dimovan.com


“Après leur triomphe à Phalsbourg, Dimo, la star d’Outre-Rhin et ses musiciens récidivent avec un deuxième concert dans ce lieu mythique pour ce genre de manifestation. Le chanteur guitariste et violoniste s’est déjà fait en l’espace d’un concert dans la région, une solide réputation et c’est tant mieux pour la formation qui a le vent en poupe.” 
(Du journal « Le Républicain Lorrain » du Mercredi 6 mars 2002)

“L’artiste, Dimo, qui a exercé ses talents dans différentes formations internationales de renon, s’est prêté de bonne grâce au jeu et a présenté à son auditoire conquis d’avance une palette complète de styles musicaux avec ses interprétations pleines de virtuosité.” 
(Du journal « Le Républicain Lorrain » du Dimanche 29 Avril 2007)