Nikolos Dimopoulos was born in 1967 and had his first piano lesson at the age of six and his first flute lesson at the age of 12. Initially a member of popular music groups, he went on to study the classical flute at the State Conservatoire of Thessaloniki with T. Takahashi and Ilie Macovei under whom he graduated with merit and a special prize in 1988. He then went on to study at post-graduate level at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Lorant Kovacs and Istvan Lang (contemporary music). Upon successfully completing his studies there, Mr. Dimopoulos took part in master classes with William Bennett, Alexandre Magnin, Marc Grawels and Istvan Matuz. One of his main interests today – owing to these experiences – is with organology and historical performance.
Nikolos has given numerous recitals around Greece and abroad. As a soloist he has performed with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the State Orchestra of Cyprus, the Vratza Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria) and the Symphonic Orchestra of Larissa. He is a founding member of L’estro Armonico, the Thessaloniki flute quartet, and ensemble Jazsic and retains a vivid interest in chamber music. From 1989-1999 he was co-director of the Kozani International Classical Music Courses, in the context of which he performed and worked with many renowned figures of the international music scene.
As a staunch advocate of contemporary music, he has given premieres of many works and has commissioned works for the flute to composers in Greece and abroad. Recently, he undertook the making of a commercial recording of new works for the flute for the Union of Greek Composers.
In 1996, Mr. Dimopoulos began his career as an orchestral player, joining the Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki and from 1997 he is principle flute for the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki. As a teacher he has taught at the State Conservatoire of Thessaloniki (1995-2004) and has been a guest tutor in most of the main state conservatoires in Northern Greece. He has also been a guest professor in the international summer courses of Kozani (1996-1998), Vertiscos (2002-2003) and Vlasti (2005-2007).
Since 2005 he teaches at the Municipal Conservatory of Thermi.