Doros Dimosthenous


Doros Dimosthenous was born in Limassol, Cyprus. He studied at the Athens National Conservatory and began his music career as a soloist for the vocal ensemble “Diastasi” in Limassol. In 1994, he continued his artistic course under director Michalis Kakogiannis, performing at the ancient Herodes Atticus Odeon. In 1995, he collaborated with Dimitris Papaioannou, performing Songs of Sin by M. Hadjidakis in the play One Moment of Silence. His subsequent collaborations were substantial: Dido and Aenaeas, with the Greek National Orchestra; Aristophanes’s The Birds with the Karolos Koun Greek Art Theater; and Tribute to the Beatles with the Orchestra of Colors. He has also had collaborations with: Lena Platonos, the M. Hadjidakis Music Ensemble, Nana Mouschouri, Maria Farantouri, the M. Theodorakis Popular Orchestra, Nikos Kypourgos, Michalis Christodoulidis, Dim. Papadimitriou, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Christos Leontis, and Yannis Spanos; and has participated in tributes to Dimitris Layos and Marios Tokas. Seminal points in his artistic journey have been: his leading role in “Grease” the musical performed at the Vembo Theater, Athens, in 1998-1999; his long-standing collaboration (2005- 2008) at concerts and in recordings with Loukianos Kilaidonis who was instrumental in shaping Doros’s subsequent artistic choices; his interpretation, along with Maria Farantouri and Tasis Christoyannopoulos, of the first performance of “AMORGOS” whose score was written by Manos Hadjidakis on poetry by Nikos Gatsos (released December 2005); and the children’s songs by Giorgos Hatzipierris, in the three song collections of the adventures of the Lazy Dragon. “One for the Road”, his first, solo album was released in December 2008 (Mikri Arktos Publications). He also released a concept album which was dedicated to the myths surrounding the bar scene and garnered rave reviews. In November 2016, he released Compère, his second solo album which, in essence, comprised arrangements on popular retro Greek songs featuring vibrant swing-jazz orchestrations. It is on this material from his domestic and international repertory that, in recent years, he has based his work. His highly popular performances have received flattering accolades and sold out in record time whether they were held in Athenian venues such as PassPort, Gazarte, Ianos, the Athens Music Hall garden, or tours around Greece and Cyprus. In October 2017, Doros launched Bang-Bang, a new musical show in collaboration with actress Lena Kitsopoulou. In March 2018, he presented at the Parnassos Literary Society, a tribute to love songs.