Dimitri Murrath

Born in Brussels, Belgian violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene.

He has performed regularly in venues including Jordan Hall (Boston), Kennedy Center (Washington), Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall (London), Kioi Hall (Tokyo), the National Auditorium (Madrid), and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris).

 

A first prize winner at the Primrose International Viola Competition, Murrath is a recipient of a 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Dimitri Murrath has won numerous awards, including second prize at the First Tokyo International Viola Competition, the special prize for the contemporary work at the ARD Munich Competition, and a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. In 2012, he was named laureate of the Juventus Festival, an award recognizing young European soloists.

“The warm and noble tone of Mr. Murrath’s viola glowed fiercely - for me the highlight of the concert.” — New York Times

Dimitri Murrath began his musical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School studying with Natalia Boyarsky, and went onto work in London with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He graduated with an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian.  He is on the viola faculties of New England Conservatory and Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Dimitri Murrath participates in the Music for Food project, which raises awareness of the hunger problem faced by a large percent of the population, and gives the opportunity to experience the powerful role music can play as a catalyst for change.