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MIKIS THEODORAKIS

The greatest Greek composer alive or dead writes about Dino :

"You are a true Apostle of my music! You feel me with joy!"

MIKIS THEODORAKIS - Athens, 13-01-2019

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ROBERTO SZIDON

The legendary Brazilian pianist and Dino's last Teacher :

Dino Mastroyiannis belongs to the group of eminent (young) Greek pianists. He participated last August-September in my master-classes in Greece, where he delivered breathtaking performances of works by Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Khachaturian.
ROBERTO SZIDON
(25.10.1992)

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PAUL BADURA-SKODA

A precious appreciation by one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century :

"Ihre Leistung technisch wie musikalisch durchaus dem internationalen Niveau entspricht."

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NEWSPAPER DAN (MONTENEGRO)

Music News & Reviews

“This pianist is well known as ‘The Music Ambassador of Greece’. We would also add that this title is rightly chosen...Impressive how a 'simple' piece in the hands of a virtuoso could become truly a work of art which persons of all ages find interesting."

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JOHN PSATHAS

A precious reference by a fantastic composer :

Dear Dino,
Your CDs arrived and I wanted to extend to you my warmest congratulation and deepest respect. It is true you have a completely natural flair for these works. I feel very proud to have my work on this CD Dinos, thank you so much for including Waiting for the Aeroplane.
Congratulations again on a fantastic outcome with the CD, it is a great artistic success.
Warmest regards
John

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MIKIS THEODORAKIS

The man and composer who holds in his hands the whole history of the modern Greece :

“Your apprehension of my works totally corresponds with their deeper character, their virtuosity and their mental demands and reflects their quintessence. For all the above, thank you and congratulations!”

MIKIS THEODORAKIS

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NEWSPAPER HUDOBNÝ ŽIVOT (SLOVAKIA)

Music News & Reviews

“The maximum part for the concert’s success is owed to the new great talent of Greece, the pianist Dino Mastroyiannis. He managed to impress not only with his rich and many-sided technique but and with his artistic temperament, always combined with the perfect feeling of the rhythm.


Hudobný život (music newspaper), Slovakia

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NEWSPAPER ELEFTHEROS TYPOS (GREECE)

about the world-premiere of the 44-years Mikis Theodorakis' lost Piano Concerto "Helikon" by Dino :

“Ζωντανεύει στο Πιάνο ο χαμένος Ελικώνας”

Εφημερίδα “Ελεύθερος Τύπος”, 22-02-2005

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JULIA & KONSTANTIN GANEV

World-famous pianists and pedagogues | Former students of Heinrich Neuhaus at the "Tchaikovsky" Conservatory (Moscow-Russia) / Retired from the State National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" (Sofia-Bulgaria) / Former professors at the "Musashino Academia Musicae" (Tokyo-Japan)

Dino Mastroyiannis est un musicien vrai, très intelligent et sensible, et surtout il apprend toutes les propositions de nous immédiatement et en mode artistique.
(15.03.1992
Julia & Konstantin Ganev

 
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FANFARE MAGAZINE

Review : Dino's CD "Zorba's DANCE"

“This affectionately well-played collection of solo Greek piano music makes no pretense to be anything else but a tribute to traditional folk-based nationalistic material.   Dino Mastroyiannis plays it all with authority and panache.In his performances,these rare gems of Greek piano literature are enchantingly sincere.”


FANFARE Magazine (USA) - Issue January/February 2011

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"WORLD" MAGAZINE (USA)

Review : Dino's CD "Zorba's Dance"

Mastroyiannis has been called the “musical ambassador of Greece,” and these 23 compositions (63 if you itemize the “44 Miniatures on Original Greek Folk-Tunes” that comprise the album’s first 18 minutes) by eminent 20th-century Greek composers makes it easy to see why. Whether you know a little, a lot, or nothing at all about these deceptively simple works by Hadjidakis, Kalomiris, Konstantindis, Psathas, and Theodorakis, you’ll come away with the distinct impression that they are to Greece what Edward MacDowell’s Woodland Sketches were, and are, to 19th-century America.


Arsenio Orteza – “WORLD Magazine” (USA)

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"AUDIOFILE EDITION - CLASSICAL REVIEWS (USA)

Review : Dino's CD "Zorba's Dance"

How little one hears of Greek music. So here’s a welcome selection of piano music by several of the composers who established a Hellenic tradition based on folk music in the early twentieth century, perhaps influenced by what Bartók, Falla, and others were doing to the north and west. Thus Konstantinidis wrote sets of little pieces for children and adults using old songs and dances, while Hadjidakis used them for larger pieces and ballets. The better-known Theodorakis is here with several numbers that include Zorba’s Dance, and from a younger generation, Psathas. Such collections are best heard in small doses, but this one remains consistently involving and Dino Mastroyiannis plays everything most convincingly.

Ballet Review (USA)

 
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