Dimitra Sioras

Violin Teacher and Performer

Dimitra’s Music Story

Born in Spain in 1995, Dímitra has been playing the violin since she was 5 years old.

She started her education at Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, with professors Evelio Tieles (former student of David Oistrakh), Kai Gleusteen and Olga Aleshinsky.

Encouraged by her professors, she successfully auditioned at The Royal College of Music, gaining a place and entering directly at year 2 of the Bachelor of Music.(Hons). She is now in her last year of BMus, studying with Mark Messenger (Head of Strings) and Emily Sun. Dímitra will continue with her studies next September, this time as a Master of Performance student, also at the RCM.

She has been teaching children and young adults for the past 5 years, and at only 25 years old of age, she has already established herself as a promising soloist, orchestral and chamber music player.

"I am creative, passionate, and amazed at how much teaching can help you learn about yourself."

What was the Royal College of Music like?

College has been an amazing experience for me, I have learnt how to optimize my time and make the most out of any opportunity we have been given. I will forever cherish my teachers, colleagues, and everything I have learnt. It has been a quite different experience to my studies in Barcelona, but the College really pushes you to do your best which is great.

Where would you suggest people buy a violin from?

There is this great shop called “Stringers” in central London, they are very professional, and the prices are totally reasonable.

What age do you recommend starting to play the violin?

You can start playing the violin whenever, but the earlier the better, I would say 4 years old is a great age. You can also teach music theory alongside the violin at this sort of age, but it is all about making it fun and engaging also.

So, what are you like as a teacher?

I believe that no one is the same, and I like to adapt to everyone’s different personality. I am creative, passionate, and amazed at how much teaching can help you learn about yourself. I focus on technical aspects before moving on to performing aspects, because you cannot have one without the other. In the lesson, discipline and hard work are particularly important, but as important as having fun with it!

What has been your career highlight to date?

Performing with the RCM orchestra and Maxim Vengerov

What x pieces would you recommend people listen to, to inspire them to play?

Any Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano.
Absolutely anything Tchaikovsky, but mainly, the Swan Lake and his last Symphony.

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