George Dumitriu is a poly-instrumentalist performer and composer, internationally active in the fields of jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical and music theatre. He is known for his mastery of viola, violin, and guitar and a unique approach to live electronics.
Dumitriu’s musical journey began with a classical training, which later grew new roots into jazz improvisation. He studied with important figures in the field, following a professional exploration which brought him from Bucharest to Groningen, Amsterdam, and New York. He collaborated with artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Kaja Draksler, Theo Loevendie, Michel Godard, Ab Baars, Joachim Badenhorst, Michael Moore.
A vast international career characterised by collaborations on projects such as Sanem Kalfa Duo, Black Sea Songs, Eve Risser’s L’ensemble Ensemble, Kaja Draksler Octet, North Sea String Quartet, Blink Quartet, Alex Simu Quintet, Re-fuse, the National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam, and more.
In his solo project Monk on Viola, he is decomposing Thelonious Monk’s music with the view of a free improviser and contemporary classical player. As leader of DUMItRIO, he released the albums Proverbe (TryTone 2017) and Future Nostalgia (FN 2014), and is featured as sideman on labels such as Clean Feed, Evil Rabbit, Zennez and Berthold Records.
George Dumitriu is a violin and guitar teacher at the Conservatory of Utrecht.
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