Dr. Tomislav Dimov

dimov.jpgBorn in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Dimov began performing in earnest at age 14 and appeared many times as a soloist with the Macedonian National Philharmonic Orchestra, playing violin concertos of Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and won First Prizes at national and multinational competitions. He moved to the United States in 1997.

Mr. Dimov performed as a soloist with many symphonic and chamber orchestras, among them; Dnepropetrovsk Symphony, Marienbad Symphony, Macedonian Philharmonic, FIJM Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Chamber Soloists, WVU Symphony and River Cities Symphony. His concert tours include most significant countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He held solo concerts and tours in USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Malaysia, South Africa and France.


Dr. Tomislav Dimov earned summa cum laude D. M. A. in violin performance at West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, working with Dr. Mikylah McTeer, a student of Fredell Lack of the class of Luis Persinger. After being a student of Prof. Biljana Gavrilska in Macedonia, he also studied with Prof. Anatoly Kiselev and Prof. Marine Iashvilly, both students of David Oistrakh. He graduated with summa cum laude Honors and also completed the Post Graduate Doctoral Studies at the Russian Academy of Music “Gnesins”, in Moscow, Russia.


Through the years, he has been a member of many orchestras, among others the Czech Radio Symphony - Pilsen, the Macedonian Philharmonic and the Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra. Being for a number of years Concertmaster of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Tomislav Dimov also was Conductor, Artistic Director and founder of the Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Soloists Orchestra and Pittsburgh Chamber Soloists Ensemble. Most recently he served as invited Concert Master for the Jakarta Symphony Orchestra in one of the most beautiful Concert Halls in the World, The Aula Simfonia Jakarta.


From 1998 till 2009, Mr. Dimov taught violin and viola at the St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. From 2003 until 2005 he led the String Program for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. In 2007 he was invited to be Chamber Music Instructor of the Indonesia Piano Festival. He held a Gala concert in Kuala Lumpur for the Chopin Society of Malaysia and Master Classes for the Malaysia Arts Institute. He also held Master Classes in Skopje, Macedonia. As of 2007 he serves on the faculty of the Beverly Hills International Music Festival in Los Angeles, California and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Birklehof- Hinterzarten, Schwarzwald, Germany and in Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy.


Since 2008, Mr. Dimov is serving full time on the faculty of the Pelita Harapan University as Coordinator of the String Department and instructor of violin, Coordinator of the Orchestra Department and Artistic Director and Conductor of the UPH Symphony Orchestra.


In 2008 he won the Valerie Canady and Howard J. Heinz Scholarship Award and in 2009 he won the WVU Young Artists Competition. He is a winner of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) 2011 Innovative Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) International Award. He also serves in many international and domestic competition juries for various music disciplines, such as violin, choir and musical ensembles, such as Kuala Lumpur International Classical Music Festival 2011, Semarang Open Violin Competitions 2014 and 2015, Medan Music Violin Competition 2014, Bali International Choir Festival 2014, Jakarta Christmas Choir Festival 2014 and many others.


As Symphonic Conductor, Dr. Dimov career spans for over two decades, and most recently he conducted the First Open Air Classical Music Festival in Indonesia at Kota Baru Parahyangan in 2013, and performances of Bach St, Matthew’s Passion and Handel’s Messiah with the UPH Symphony Orchestra.


Together with Ms. Laurensia Yosianti, Dr. Dimov is Founder and Director of the Indonesia Violin Master Class Series, bringing quality violin education to the urban centers of Indonesia as well as representing Macedonia, USA and Indonesia at International Festivals in Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia and USA.