Dimitrios Polisoidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1961. He studied the violin with Dany Dossiou in his home town and later attended the University of Music Graz where he studied with Christos Poyzoides and also studied the viola with Herbert Blendinger.
From 1990 to 1993 he was the principal viola player of the Philharmonic Orchestra Graz, and in 1993 became a member of Klangforum Wien.
Dimitrios Polisoidis has devoted himself mainly to new music and to performing with experimental improvisation groups. He was an artistic collaborator in several live electronic projects at the Electronic Institute of the University of Music Graz, (IEM Graz). He has performed internationally and worked with many renowned composers such as Peter Ablinger, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Gösta Neuwirth, Olga Neuwirth, and George Lopez, who wrote works especially for him.
In 2012, the federal state of Styria awarded him the “Karl Böhm Interpreter’s Prize.” He teaches at the University of Music Graz and at the impuls Academy as well as at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt.
His CD recordings have been released by the labels hatART (Basle), Kairos (Vienna), Klangschnitte (Graz), mode rec (NY), and Lyra (Athens).
Dimitrios Polisoidis will be present at impuls from July 23rd to 28th and July 31st to August 4th.