Following the tragic death of Didier Lockwood on 18 February 2018, the concert originally scheduled for Saturday 24 March “ From Debussy to Jazz “, with Didier Lockwood and Dimitri Naïditch, will eventually take place in memory of Didier Lockwood with the participation of Nicolas Dautricourt (violin) and Fiona Monbet (violin), together with some students of Didier Lockwood.
Read more on the Alexandre Dumas TheatreWebsite(in French)
On Sunday February 4th, 2018, Dimiti Naïditch was nominated for the “Best Film Score Award” by the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards for the Italian director Matteo Vicino’s “Lovers” soundtrack, for his “Bach in Jazz” pieces which partly composes the music of the film.
The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at the Philadelphia International House on Sunday May 20th, 2018. The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards is in the Top 100 of the Best Film festivals among more than 4000 referenced film festivals worlwide.
Check the Dimitri Naïditch nomination on the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards’s website.
The film “Lovers”, released in theaters on Thursday April 5th, 2018 in Italy, is the most awarded recent Italian film abroad, with the following nominations, awards and official selections to date:
Philadelphia Independent Film Awards 2018
– “Best Feature Film”
– “Best Director” (for Matteo Vicino)
– “Best Actress” (for Margherita Mannino)
– “Best Film Score” (for Dimitri Naiditch, Matteo Vicino, Ashley Thomas, Giovanni Molinari)
– “Winner Best Feature Film” of the London Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017
– “Best Narrative Feature Film Award” of the Lisbonne International Film Festival 2017
– “Prix Spécial de la Critique” of the Asti Film Festival 2017
– “Winner BestDirector” of the Fort Lauderedale International Film Festival 2017
– Official Selection of the Valley North Hollywood Film Festival 2017
– Official Selection of the Buffalo International Film Festival 2017
– Official Selection of the Ferrara Film Festival 2018
– Official Selection of the Irvine International Film Festival 2018
– Official Selection of the Caorle Film Festival 2018
– Official Selection of the St. Augustine Film Festival 2018
– Official Selection of the South Film Festival 2018
From June 17th to 27th, 2017, Dimitri Naïditch was on a cruise tour organized by the company of Ponant on the ship Boréal with Didier Lockwood, Patricia Petibon and Susanne Manoff, cruising across Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In pictures below, some memories of the concerts that took place.
Concerts with Didier Lockwood, Susanne Manoff and Patricia Petitbon
From June 17th to 27th, 2017, Dimitri Naïditch will be on a cruise-tour organized by the company of Ponant on the ship Boréal with Didier Lockwood, Patricia Petibon and Susanne Manoff. During the cruise, three concerts will take place in the following Scandinavian cities:
June, 17 | Stockholm (Sweden):
in duo with Didier Lockwood (violin).
June, 20 | Copenhaguen (Danemark):
in trio with Susanne Manoff (piano) and Didier Lockwood (violin).
June, 26 | Tromso (Norway):
in quartet with Didier Lockwood (violon), Patricia Petibon (vocal) and Susanne Manoff (piano).
As part of the festivities surrounding the 2017 edition of Eurovision taking place in Kiev, Dimitri Naidith gave on May 14, 2017 an open-air concert with the Kiev Kamerata Orchestra under the direction of Valeriy Matuhin, entitled “Symphonic Improvisations, programme for Symphony Orchestra and Improvising Piano.”
Built on an original idea by Dimitri Naïditch, this concert is the result of a long reflection on the different aspects of the relationship between a soloist and a symphony orchestra. The idea is to highlight the particular dialogue that takes place between the orchestra, always respectful of the written score, and a soloist who gives free rein to improvisation.
This dialogue gives substance to an unexpected journey through classical masterpieces whose excerpts are linked in sequences like varying landscapes that are articulated to each other. Each of these “moments of work”, a kind of vortex in the heart of the work that draws air, invites the piano to the whirlwind of an improvisation that, by multiplying the variations, releases all its creative energy and casts a new light on it.
Then the soloist announces, in the progression of his improvisation, the return of the orchestral moment that reconnects with the body of the work. Through the subtle play of timbres, dynamics and responses, a singular story is created, rich in encounters that are sometimes surprising, sometimes exhilarating, but always cheerful. Finally, the intensity of the dialogue leads naturally to its climax where the orchestra and the soloist eventually meet for magnificent fireworks to conclude.
The “Mozart in Jazz” concert given by the Dimitri Naïditch Trio on July 26th, 2015 at La Fenice Opera Theater, one of Venice’s most legendary concert halls, is now available in full on YouTube. With Gilles Naturel (cb) and Arthur Alard (dr).
The new Claude Lelouch’s film “Chacun sa vie” (“Everyone has his own life“), for which Dimitri Naïditch composed part of the soundtrack, will be released in theatres in France this coming March 15th, 2017. Dimitri Naïditch plays his own role alongside prestigious French actors such as Johnny Haliday, Jean Dujardin, Francis Huster, Christophe Lambert, Vincent Perez, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Stéphane De Groodt, Mathilde Seigner, etc.
Dimitri Naïditch is guest of the “ Manouche Jazz Festival em>” that takes place every summer in the very heart of Paris in “Le Jardin des Tuileries em>” (The Tuileries Garden, by Le Louvre Museum). As part of his “ Classic in Jazz em>” programme, he performs two Mozart pieces: the “ Fantasia in D minor em>” (K 397) and his “ Piano Concerto #23 in A major em>“. With Gilles Naturel (cb) and Arthur Allard (dr).
Dimitri Naïditch made several notable appearances in Lelouch’s latest film “Un + Une” (One + One), playing the piano at several moments of the film, improvising on a Schubert lied and a theme by Francis Lay, the main theme of the film.
Dimitri Naïditch is also performing five of the film’s soundtrack titles:
– Un + Une, main theme of the film, orchestral version
– Un + Une, variations for piano solo (variations are made by Dimitri Naïditch)
– D’une femme à l’autre, with the Music Booking Orchestra
– Chopin : Nocturnes, op. 9: no. 1, larghetto in B Flat major
– Schubert: Schwanengesang, d. 957: no. 4, ständchen (arr. for piano)
On July 26, 2015, Dimitri Naïditch performed his program “ Mozart en Jazz em>” at the La Fenice Opera Theater, one of the most legendary concert halls of Venice. With Gilles Naturel (cb) and Arthur Alard (dr).