Dimitri German – Voice / Piano / Guitar / Drums
Dimitri German (baritone) received his B.M. In Vocal performance from Moody Bible Institute, and his M.M. In Vocal Performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music where he studied with W. Stephen Smith. During his graduate studies Dimitri performed the roles of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tom in The Face on the Barroom Floor, George Benton in Dead Man Walking, and Sir Despard in Ruddigore.
In 2016 Mr. German made his Lincoln Center debut as a soloist in Buxtehude’s Jesu Membra Nostri with The Crossing and the early music ensemble, Quicksilver. There he also appeared as soloist in Lewis Spratlan’s Common Ground with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a part of Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart Festival”. Dimitri sings regularly with The Crossing in Philadelphia and is a featured soloist on their Grammy-nominated recording of Thomas Lloyd’s choral drama, Bonhoeffer. Other solo highlights include Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s St. John Passion, Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, the Fauré Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Ted Hearne’s Katrina Ballads, and Carter’s Seven Last Words of Christ, and Bach’s Coffee Cantata with CHAI Collaborative Ensemble. Mr. German is an active choral singer in Chicago, regularly singing with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Festival Chorus. In 2017 he became the Director of Music at Winnetka Covenant Church where he directs the adult and children’s choirs.
Dimitri has many years of experience privately teaching voice, piano, guitar, drums, and bass. He believes that good teaching fosters proper technique and individual creativity. While his approach stresses technical proficiency, he also encourages his students to pursue their own musical ideas and interests. Dimitri strives to provide a foundation upon which his students can grow as musicians and individuals.