Yorgos Dimitriadis is a Berlin based percussionist, improviser, active in the fields of improvised music and contemporary jazz. In his original solo work he uses drums, cymbals and microphones to compose in real time sonic landscapes, with the emphasis in timbre, sound color and long durations.
Since 2006 he works and lives in Berlin, connecting with the international improvisers scene and participating in different groups and projects: from solo performances to appearances with the 25 piece orchestra BerIO. Dimitriadis is a founding member of among others: GRIX, GLUE and FABRIC trios.
He has performed in festivals and concert series throughout Europe, as a soloist and in collaboration with an array of renowned international artists like Achim Kaufmann, Tobias Delius, Clayton Thomas, Axel Dörner, Ignaz Schick, Andrea Parkins, Audrey Chen, Hilary Jeffery, Robin Hayward, Paul Dunmall, Tristan Honsinger, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Conny and Matthias Bauer, Amir ElSaffar.
After having studied drums at the New Conservatory Thessaloniki, Greece, Dimitriadis moved to Boston, U.S.A. to study with Alan Dawson and Bob Moses. After returning to Europe, in 1994 he was offered a two-year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from the Greek Ministry of Culture. For the next twelve years Dimitriadis was an active member of the Paris jazz and improvised music scene, playing locally as well as participating in festivals world wide.