Dimitris Botinis was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. The conductor spent his childhood and youth in Greece. At the age of five, he began learning to play the violin, then the viola. The artist received his professional musical education at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, from which he graduated with honors in the violin class. Dimitris Botinis began taking his first conducting lessons at the age of 14 from his father. The next important stage in this field was the participation of the musician in the master courses of Maestro Yuri Simonov in Hungary. This was followed by studies at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, which Dimitris Botinis graduated with honors with a degree in opera and symphony conducting in 2011 (class of Yuri Simonov).
Dimitris Botinis is the winner and winner of all special prizes of the Antonio Pedrotti International Conducting Competition (Italy, 2006), as well as the winner of the I All-Russian Music Competition in the specialty of Opera and Symphony conducting (Moscow, 2011). Since 2011 , the musician has been an assistant conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic (artistic director and chief conductor — Yu . Simonov).
Winner of the President of the Russian Federation Award for Young Cultural Figures in 2020
The prize was awarded for its contribution to the development of the traditions of Russian musical art, educational activities.
Dimitris Botinis actively gives concerts, performing with leading Russian ensembles, including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra named after E. Svetlanov, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. P. Tchaikovsky, the State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia", the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg, the orchestra of the State Hermitage "St. Petersburg Camerata", the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, the conductor made his debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater. In the same year , D. Botinis began to regularly collaborate with the St. Petersburg House of Music, conducting programs with the participation of leading Russian soloists of the new generation.
From 2011 to 2013, Dimitris Botinis took part in the International Festival "Musical Olympus", in which he collaborated with the best ensembles of St. Petersburg and famous soloists - winners of the most prestigious international competitions in the world.
In November 2014, Dimitris Botinis conducted the first "test" symphony concert in the history of the new Moscow hall — the Sergei Rachmaninov Concert Hall "Philharmonia-2".
The musician successfully tours abroad, performs with various orchestras in Germany, Italy, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Croatia, Cyprus.
A special place in the conductor's career is occupied by performances with symphonic ensembles of Greece. He collaborates with the National Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television, the State Symphony Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki. In 2010 and 2011, the musician took part in several concerts held as part of the annual summer International Festival of the city of Patras. In 2013, D. Botinis made his debut at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens.
Since 2015, Dimitris Botinis has been the chief conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the North Caucasus State Philharmonic named after V.I. Safonov.