Stylianos Dimou is a Greek composer born in Thessaloniki in 1988. Fulbright Scholar and participant of numerous International Composers Meetings, Festivals and Competitions, Dimou pursued advanced studies in Music Composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Music Studies (Greece, 2011, MM in Composition). He subsequently undertook Graduate Studies at the Eastman School of Music (USA, 2013, MA in composition). He is currently a Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York (DMA in Music Composition) closely studying with Professor G. F. Haas, Professor G. E. Lewis and Professor F. Lerdahl. Dimou is the Assistant Conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. Striving to achieve a balance between inspiration and raw intuition, one fundamental principle of his music is the conception of structure as a fluid and sculpted organism; this is achieved via microscopic manipulations of the timbral and gestural dimensions of the music. Blurred sonorities, harmonic fluidity and gestural formations are some of the ideas that he is elaborating on in his recent works. Dimou’s music has been premiered in festivals, composition competitions in Europe and the USA as part of residencies and commission projects such as ICMC2016 (International Computer Music Conference 2016), Gaudeamus Music Week 2015, International Ensemble Modern Academy 2015, MANIFESTE-2014&2016 (IRCAM), New Music Edmonton 2015 Hear This Now Festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea 2014, Royaumont/ Voix nouvelles/ session de composition 2013, 5th [‘tactus] Young Composers Forum 2013, June in Buffalo, International festival and Conference 2013, Tzlil Meudcan 2013 International Festival & Summer Course for New Music Performance & Composition, Young Composers Meeting 2013, Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, University of Missouri, Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival - International Composers Pyramid, The 5th New Music Week in Shanghai 2012 and 13th Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2012. He has collaborated with numerous performers, ensembles and orchestras including the Ensemble InterContemporain (FR), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (FR), Brussels Philharmonic (BE), International Ensemble Modern Academy (DE), ensemble MULTILATéRALE (FR), Insomnio Ensemble (NL), EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble (UK), Ensemble Contrechamps (CH), ensemble Suono Giallo (IT), The New European Ensemble (NL), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Jenaer Philharmonic Orchestra (DE),The ICP Ensemble (UK, FR), Orkest de Ereprijs (NL), Talea ensemble (USA), Mivos Quartet (USA), Loadbang ensemble (USA), Ensemble Nikel (IL), Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble (FR), dissonArt ensemble (GR), ALEA III (USA), Alarm Will Sound ensemble (USA), Stenhammar Quartet (SE), Greek ensemble of contemporary music (GR), Idee Fixe (GR), Orpheus Soloists (GR) and others.