Dimitrie Johann Leivici born in Bucharest, Romania, began his violin studies at six years of age. He entered the Vienna Conservatory at age nine and made his debut in the famous Vienna Konzerthaus the following year. In 1970, he joined Josef Sivo’s master class at the world-renowned Vienna Music Academy. During his studies at the Academy, he was featured on numerous occasions as concertmaster and soloist in Vienna and throughout Austria in performances which included concerti by Paganini, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawsky.
After graduation from the academy, Mr. Leivici moved to Los Angeles and continued further studies with assistants to Jascha Heifetz. His first appearances in the United States began in 1976 with solo recitals in Los Angeles. Subsequent concert tours through Romania, Austria and the United Kingdom included performances of the Beethoven, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky Violin concerti. His engagements in the U.K. include recitals in the Purcell Room of the London Royal Festival Hall and solo appearances at the Barbican Center with the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. Other North American engagements took place in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Vancouver (World Expo ’86) and Washington D.C. Concert repertoire include standard solo concerti by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Paganini, Sibelius, Glazunov, Bruch and Tchaikovsky. In 1989, he held the position of concertmaster for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City.
Mr. Leivici has extensive experience in performing sonatas and chamber music works for small ensembles by all major composers, e.g. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Ysaye, etc. He has coached the aforementioned works in numerous master classes and workshops throughout the United States and Europe.
In addition to his current concert activities, he is a highly-regarded and very active studio recording musician who has worked on and recorded over one thousand motion pictures. Mr. Leivici also is a respected educator and has served on the faculty at California-State University. In conjunction with his teaching activities, he held for over 20 years the title of Chairman for Strings and Chamber Music for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers in affiliation with the Music Teachers National Association, the largest professional music teachers organization in the U.S. As chairman, he brought international artists such as pianist Paul Badura-Skoda and violinist Ruggiero Ricci to conduct master classes and lecture at the organization’s annual conventions while his own contribution to these events included concert performances and conducting master classes and workshops.
Mr. Leivici conducts master classes and offers individual workshops with exceptionally gifted students and professionals from all over the world. For information on opportunities to study with him or to set up workshops and master classes on his biannual visits to Europe, Asia or the U.S., contact firstname.lastname@example.org.