George Dumitriu

George Dumitriu is a Romanian born guitarist, violinist and composer. He recently obtained his master’s degree in jazz guitar and electronics at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, where he studied with Jesse van Ruller, Maarten van der Grinten, Martijn van Iterson, Jorrit Tamminga and Jos Zwaanenburg, after obtaining his bachelor’s degree at Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen in 2010. He also spent a semester at Long Island University, New York in 2009, where he got to study with great musicians such as Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, Mike Moreno and David Gilmore. His main focus is improvised and electronic music.

In 2007 he joined the European Jazz Academy Big-Band led by Peter Herbolzheimer, performing in Europe and Ukraine and having guests artists such as Benny Golson, Herb Geller, Heinz von Hermann and John Ruocco. He leads his own trio, DUMItRIO, and is a founding member of Kaja Draksler Acropolis Quintet, for which he does compositions and electronics. Another project of his is the duo with the outstanding Turkish singer Sanem Kalfa, winner of Montreaux Jazz Competition 2010. In 2006-2009 he was co-leading Re-Bop Unit with which he released a record featuring Dick Oatts, mostly known for playing lead alto in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra.

In 2010 he was one of the four chosen composers to work with renowned Brussels Jazz Orchestra and perform at the Flagey Hall.
He is a member of the I/O Foundation that has as a purpose the creation of innovative interdisciplinary performances with the use of advanced technology.