“Dionysis is a marvellous clarinet player. I heard him at the Eurovision Music Competition where we were so impressed with him, we gave him first prize. He has fine technique, excellent musicianship and pleasure to hear”.
Sir Roger Norrington, Eurovision Young Musicians Competition President of the Jury
“His boundless, instinctively poised and naturally unfolding musicality as well as his impressive technical command of the métier apply for his acclaimed clarinet playing as well as his conducting. You find in him a musician who exudes an enthusiasm for music from every single pore and who equally has the talent to communicate and share his enthusiasm and euphoria with others – no matter if it’s about an audience or fellow musicians”.
Johannes Debus, Music Director Canadian Opera Company
“Dionysis Grammenos is a phenomenon in music, among these that come along once in a rare while. Tremendously talented and gifted with extraordinary musicality”
Theodor Antoniou, Composer, Maestro, Prof. Boston University
“One of the most promising Stars of tomorrow”
Die Welt (Nov. 2013)
“A child prodigy! (Ein wunderkind!)”
Daniel Stabrawa, 1st Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker
“One of the most important clarinetists of our day”.
Michael Guttman, Violinist, Conductor
“He is a major talent. His natural affinity on the podium is very rare, and his musicianship is extremely refined”.
Larry Rachleff, Music Director Rhode Island Philharmonic, Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Music Rice University
“I was struck immediately by his playing and the reaction of audiences. His virtuosity is stunning, and his musicianship and phrasing is natural, communicative, and engaging for audiences. He has an engaging personality, and audiences love his charisma and charm”.
Paul Keene, Barbican Classical Music Programming Director
“He really is something special…he sounds extraordinary. World class” !
Rex Richardson, Trumpet Soloist/Jazz Artist/Composer, Yamaha Artist
“Dionysis Grammenos is an artist full of vitality, vitality that is so important to the world of classical music”.
Christian Lindberg, trombonist, composer, conductor
” This also undoubtedly applies to the 21 year old clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos. He won admiration through the rich interchanges, the velvet interpretation. The quintet of Carl Maria von Weber in B major gave him the opportunity to show his considerable artistic skills, which he admirably placed at the service of the composition. The “dance” passage was performed with exceptional elasticity and with a delicate musical sound. His performance was impressive with rich confident musical phrasing, the warm and dark colours of the trills but also with the exact placement of the rhythmic pulse. Although only 21 years of age this greek musician already has a remarkable interpretive capabilty and an astonishing feeling of style. The enthusiasm of the audience was obvious”!
Maintal Tagesanzeiger August 2010 (Rheingau Festival)