Dimitry Olevsky, violin
Violinist Dr. Dimitry Olevsky holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from UC Santa Barbara under the tutelage of the renowned violinist Yuval Yaron. During his studies, Dimitry was the first violinist of the Young Artists String Quartet in residence, a Concerto Competition winner, and concertmaster of the UCSB Symphony.
The Master of Music degree was awarded from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York under the guidance of professor Grigory Kalinovsky. It was during his studies at MSM that Dimitry pursued research in the field of Sports Psychology and focused his research on triggers for performance anxiety, stage fright, as well as methods to establish better control over the physical and psychological symptoms known to negatively impact performance.
Dimitry completed his Bachelor of Music with Linda Rose, the prominent Professor Emeritus of Violin at California State University of Long Beach, who was his primary teacher for over 10 years.
By incorporating his research in lessons, Dimitry’s methods successfully help develop and increase control of muscular and mental functions, accuracy, precision, discipline, mental awareness, and overall coordination in violin performance. As a result of Dimitry’s approach, his students have won title positions in the Colburn Chamber and Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, Los Angeles Youth Philharmonic, Idyllwild Music Festival, Interlochen Music Festival, Palisades High School Symphony, Grand Prizes in the International Music Competition of Young Performers ‘Colibri’, Concerto Competitions by the Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Idyllwild School Auditions. His students have also had the privilege of performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and participate in orchestral tours of Prague, Vienna, and Italy.
In addition to solo and chamber recitals, Dimitry performs with symphonic and operatic orchestras in Los Angeles, as well as performance tours in Russia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Amman, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Italy, England, Wales, Scotland, Austria, Czech Republic, and France.
Currently, Dimitry maintains a private studio along with faculty positions at the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, the college-preparatory Windward School. Working with students is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience while incorporating principles of the continuously developing science of Sports Psychology with further emphasis on social, mental, and artistic performance, as well as general psychological benefits and human enrichment.
Dimitry plays on an 1889 Riccardo Antoniazzi violin.