Dimos Goudaroulis

Versatile cellist and very active musician, Dimos Goudaroulis performs outstandingly different styles of music on both historical and modern instruments. During his 30 years career he was invited to participate in innumerable projects, recordings and tours, playing with leading musicians and ensembles of both classical/baroque music and jazz/ improvised/popular music in the world – from Max Roach, Horace Parlan and the Lee Konitz New Nonet, to Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti and Nana Vasconcelos; from contemporary music ensemble Camerata Aberta and Dutch early music group Musica ad Rhenum, to Nicolau de Figueiredo and Viktoria Mullova.
Born in 1970 in Greece, he studied cello in Thessalonica, with Giorgos Manolas, Ivan Bianchi and Russi Dragnev. In 1988 he moved to Paris with a grant from the French government and studied cello with Philippe Muller and Reine Flachot. There, he started playing jazz and improvised music, exploring new possibilities and creating an original language on the cello. He toured extensively all around France and Europe, with his own groups or as a guest soloist.
In 1996 he moved to Brazil. Since then he dedicates himself to the historical interpretation of early music, researching the baroque and classical cello repertoire and performing with important ensembles and musicians in major European and Brazilian venues and festivals. At the same time, he also performs as a soloist with various orchestras and plays contemporary and improvised music.
Dimos Goudaroulis was during ten years professor of cello at the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP. In 2003 he received the Brazilian Carlos Gomes Prize, as the best soloist of the year; in 2008 his recording of the 3 first Suites for violoncello solo by J.S.Bach won the influential Bravo Cultural Prize (Prêmio Bravo de Cultura), for the best classical music cd of the year; with Camerata Aberta, specialized contemporary music ensemble, he received in 2010 the APCA Prize. Still in 2010 recorded with Nicolau de Figueiredo on harpsichord the double album “the lost tenor”, with first world recordings of music for 4-strings violoncello piccolo, and in 2011 released the 6 Suites for Violoncello Solo by J.S.Bach, getting the most enthusiastic revues. In 2012 he directed “Logos – Dialogos/6 Suites for violoncello solo and dance by J.S.Bach”, working with 6 of the most important contemporary Brazilian choreographers – Ismael Ivo, Deborah Colker, Luis Arrieta, Henrique Rodovalho, Jorge Garcia, Tindaro Silvano.
After 27 years living abroad, Dimos moved back to Greece in 2015. He teaches cello at the National Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He dedicates himself mainly to 18th century music on period instruments and to free improvisation and plays modern and baroque cello, as well as 4 or 5-strings violoncello piccolo. Dimos Goudaroulis performs regularly all around Europe, Latin America, USA and Canada.