About me

Dimitris Spouras is a Greek conductor and clarinet player. In 2014, he won first prize at the National Greek Conducting Competition, leading the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki. He has also conducted many other ensembles, including the South Danish Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Arctic Philharmonic, the MAV Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), the Tampere Philharmonic, the State Orchestra of Athens, the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Flemish Radio Choir, the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, and the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

In 2015, Dimitris co-founded Antwerpen Camerata while studying in Antwerp. He currently serves as both the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the orchestra. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Eliane Rodrigues, Fabio Zanon, Wilfried Van den Brande, Hendrickje Van Kerckhove, Nadja Nevolovitsch, Peter Van De Velde, Sabrina Vlaskalic, Aaron Wajnberg, and Lola Totsiou.

Dimitris has studied with esteemed conductors, including Jorma Panula, Paavo Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Ivo Venkov, Stefan Blunier, Johannes Schlaefli, Christian Ehwald, Vassily Petrenko, Eivind Gulberg Jensen, James Lowe, and Maria Makraki.

In 2017, Dimitris completed his Master's degree in clarinet with a Distinction Degree and Concert Recital Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music. While studying at the Guildhall School with Andrew Marriner, he participated in the prestigious Orchestral Artistry course in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra and received the Leverhulme Trust scholarship. During his time in London, he played with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of famous conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, and Gianandrea Noseda.