Dino Imeri

Dino Imeri is one of the finest and most successful Macedonian pianists. Born in 1990 in a family of musicians, Imeri was introduced to music at an early age. He has worked with and graduated in the class of eminent professors including Prof. Lyudmila Romanova (high school), Prof. Boris Romanov (Faculty of Music Arts - Skopje) as well as Prof. Simon Trpceski (becoming one of the youngest Masters of Music Arts in Macedonia) with Cum Laude honors and a perfect average of 10,00.

Since his recital debut in 2008, Imeri has performed in every significant cultural center in his home country - Ohrid Summer Festival, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, FMU Symphonic Orchestra, Macedonian Opera & Ballet Orchestra numerous recitals and performances in every major city) as well as in major cultural centers in Europe (Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra(Imeri has performed both Rachmaninoff's Paganini Variations and Third Piano Concerto in d-minor with this orchestra delivering a spectacular performance giving three encores after the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto performance), Vatroslav Lisinski hall in Zagreb-Croatia, Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt-Austria, Liszt Zentrum-Austria, J. Haydn Conservatory hall in Eisenstadt-Austria, Granges Aux Dimes at the Piano Plage Festival in Normandy-France among some of them).

In 2010, Imeri has signed a 2-year contract with the European Piano Program - “The Piano - a reflection of European culture”, a project which launched the pianists’ concert activities in the European capitals.

Having performed an outstanding amount of critically acclaimed concerts, in 2013 the young pianist has received the highest recognition for classical musicians in Macedonia - the “Virtuosi” Award in the category “Young Musical Artist” for exceptional success in the previous year. In the same year, Imeri has published his first DVD recording which included works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt in collaboration with F.A.M.E.’s - Film & Music Recording Company.

The year 2014 was especially important and successful for Dino Imeri. It included his first “Spring Tour 2014” which showcased series of performances among which:  Two solo recitals in Skopje, a recital in Bitola, Prishtina (International DAM Festival), recital with violinist Bojan Ilkoski in Skopje, a performance with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Thomas Herzog (Premiere of the work “Rhapsody for Skopje” by Macedonian composer Aleksandar Dzambazov at the opening of DMM Festival), a performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the String Chamber Orchestra and conductor Dijana Imeri Ilkoska as well as a performance with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Clemens Schuldt in a performance of the French premiere of Concerto for piano and orchestra by Macedonian composer Damir Imeri.

Dino Imeri has continued his successful concert activities in 2015, realizing his debut with the prestigious Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in February performing Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini” with conductor Nayden Todorov, which resulted in a second invitation in the same year when Imeri had performed Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the same conductor, delivering a spectacular performance with three encores after the main program. The same year has seen Imeri’s performances in a joint recital with violinist Bojan Ilkoski at the Museum of City - Skopje, a special guest performance with world-renowned singers Ana & Igor Durlovski as well as numerous recording sessions for the Macedonian National Radio.

Imeri was invited by the Macedonian National Opera and Ballet in 2015 troughout 2016, to participate in the premiere and all of the following reprise performances of the ballet “Gardens of Fire” by Manuel de Falla, performing “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” with immense success. This was Imeri’s first collaboration with conductor Josep Vicent (Spain), coreograph James Amar (France) as well as conductor Bisera Cadlovska (Macedonia) and eminent Macedonian ballet dancers.

In his career, Imeri has collaborated and recorded for F.A.M.E.’s - Film & Music Recording Company, MRTV, HRT1 & HRT3, TV Orf -Austria, France 3 Channel etc.

Besides his solo performances, Imeri is an avid chamber music performer having played with pianist Marija Gjosevska, violinist Bojan Ilkoski, cellist Corinne Morris, cellist Kiril Josifov, singer Biljana Josifova and others.

Dino Imeri has collaborated with many renowned musicians and conductors among which Josep Vicent, Thomas Herzog, Clemens Schuldt, Philipp Hesketh, Dijana Imeri Ilkoska, Nayden Todorov, Sasha Nikolovski, Borjan Canev, Sasho Tatarchevski, Bisera Cadlovska etc.

Several works have been dedicated to the young pianist among which “Logos” written by Collette Mourey (Edition Marc Reift), “Dino’s Dilemma” by John Carrollo as well as “Suite” for piano by Damir Imeri.

Imeri has won many national and international awards and prizes among which:

- First prize at the State music competition in Skopje (2000) and Bitola (2007);
- Second prize at the International “Mozartiana-M” competition (2006);
- Prize for “Best Artistic and Professional Performance” awarded by the Blagovestie Foundation (2006);
- First Prize at the Polyphonic Competition at FMU-Skopje (2009);
- “Virtuosi” Award in the category “Young Musical Artist” for exceptional success (2013);

Currently, Imeri works as a piano teacher at the State Music and Ballet Educational Center “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” - Skopje.