Dimitris Toufexis


B.M., M.M., Juilliard School of Music, (Piano)

Dimitri Toufexis is a member of the Deree Music faculty and has taught across the curriculum since 1988. He currently teaches music history, music appreciation, applied music in piano performance, and the performance workshop. He founded the Deree Chamber Orchestra and Choir and has conducted these ensembles for more than 20 years.

Professor Toufexis is a distinguished pianist, conductor and pedagogue for more than 45 years, and he continues to be active in concerts, recitals, lectures, seminars and master classes throughout Greece, the U.S.A. and other parts of the world. He has performed at the White House, the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, and as a soloist with conductors such as Bernstein, Previn, Maazel, Rudel, Katims, Fiddler, Schneider and Mehta and Chung. Mr. Toufexis has appeared on Television more than 360 times. He has made five CDs with Musical Heritage in the U.S., three with Philips, and one with Philippos Nakas in Greece: Romantic Piano Masterpieces, Vol. 1, with works by Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt. He has most recently completed a series of recordings for the BBC in London. As a conductor, he has led performances with the State Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the London Chamber Orchestra, the LVCO Chamber Orchestra. He is currently the president of the Executive Board of the Athens State Orchestra- in residence at the Megaro Concert Hall Athens.