Dimitri Papageorgiou (Greece) majored in composition with Hermann Markus Pressl and Andreij Dobrowolski at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts at Graz in Austria. From 1998-2002 he held a Presidential Fellowship of the University of Iowa, U.S.A., for a Ph.D. in Composition with Donald Martin Jenni, Jeremy Dale Roberts, and David Karl Gompper. Since 2007, he is appointed as assistant professor of composition at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
His works have been aired several times by the ÖRF (Austria), the Greek National Radio (3rd Program and 95.8), and several U.S. Radio Stations. He has appeared in festivals and conferences in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey and several States of the U.S.A.
He has received commissions by several institutions and ensembles, such as SCI/ASCAP (U.S.A.), Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Drama at Graz, Austrian National Radio and Literature Forum Graz, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Ensemble Interface (Germany), Zeitfluss Ensemble (Austria), UMS & JIP (Switzerland), Trio IAMA (Greece), Ensemble Etcetera (USA), etc.
He has received awards the Concert Etudes for Piccolo Composition Competition (2016 1st Place, Colorado, U.S.A.), Matan Givol International Composers Competition (finalist 2016, Israel), SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission (2003 2nd Prize, New York, NY). He is also the recipient of the Doris Wolff Prize (Austria, 1991) and the Hancher-Finkbine Student Leader Award (University of Iowa, 2002).
From 2012 to 2014 he worked in two artistic research projects of the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music at Graz, Algorithmische Komposition in Kontext neuer Musik and Patterns of Intuition. These collaborations have led to publications at Graz, Austria: Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, 2012 and New York: Springer, 2014, respectively.
He is artistic co-director of outHEAR New Music Week at Larissa, Greece, a composition symposium and master class featuring the ensemble Klangforum Vienna, and artistic co-director of the OFF BORDERS Festival for electroacoustic music and performing arts.
Even the sky screams sometimes too II Version for accordion (2018). Commissioned by the Delian Academy for New Music with the kind support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation