Biography – Dimitris Spouras
Dimitris Spouras is a Greek conductor and clarinet player. Spouras has won the National Greek Conducting Competition, and conducted the State Ochestra of Thessaloniki, the State Orchestra of Athens, the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra of Bulgaria, Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps and many more. While conducting he has worked with acclaimed musicians such as Eliane Rodrigues, Wilfried Van den Brande, Hendrickje Van Kerckove and Nadja Nevolovitsch.
As a clarinetist, he has played with London Symphony Orchestra under many famous conductors such as Sir. Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Gianandrea Noseda. In 2015 Spouras founded Antwerpen Camerata in Belgium, and he is today both Chief conductor and Artistic Director of the orchestra.
He has studied Conducting at The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp with Ivo Venkov, and at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels with Bart Bouckaert. Additionaly, he has studied Clarinet at The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp with Ivo Lybeert and Raymond Dils.
In 2017 he finished his Master at Guildhall School of Music in Clarinet with Distinction Degree and Concert Recital Diploma. While Studying at the Guildhall School of Music with Andrew Marriner at the prestigious Orchestral Artistry Course (A collaboration course with London Symphony Orchestra) he was awarded the Leverhulme Trust scholarship.
Since then he has studied conducting at The Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Ole Kristian Ruud, Sigmund Thorp.