Dimitris Lappas was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1973.
His first contact with the stage was at the age of 9 playing bouzouki in Australia. At the age of 11 he moved to Salonica in Greece where he continued to be involved with music until he turned 16 when he moved to Brussels. There he attended guitar lessons and in 1997 he found himself in Bulgaria where he collaborated with Elias Klonaridis and the Alternative Bulgarian Orchestra.
His great love for the music and thirst for exploration of the “folkish paths “ of music and “makam,” the complex system of melody types used in the classical Persian and Turkish music, led him to Istanbul where he lived for 4 years initiating collaborations with musicians in the city. These included the Turkish Cypriot singer Ziynet Sali, the ensemble “Café Aman Istanbul”, the orchestras of the public television stations TRT1 and TRT2, the clarinet soloist Vassilis Saleas and the Orchestra “A la Turka Pop Star Orchestra “ all of which included performing concerts throughout Turkey.
He has also long-standing collaborations with distinguished composers, lyricists, musicians and singers including George Dalaras, Dionisis Savopoulos, Arleta, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Mimis Plessas, Haris Alexiou, Nikos Papazoglou, Ferhat Gocer, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Nikos Dimitriades, Melina Kana, Giannis Haroulis, Gerasimos Andreatos and others.
He has composed music for theatre plays and musical works such as the Trilogy, Lapino, Bouzouki Swing, etc. He has also taught in seminars including in Aivali, and the Yeni Mosque in Turkey and in France at the brasserie Terminus ,as a soloist focusing mainly on issues such as the approach to improvisation and on urban folk music.
He is also the founder of the ensemble “Project Lapino” which performs a mix of jazz, funk with an oriental approach.
He has participated in more than 4,500 performances on live, TV and radio appearances worldwide, as well as in discography as musician, composer, producer and orchestrator.
Basic instruments: Acoustic – Electrical – Fretless - Classical guitar, Bouzouki, Outi, Baglamas, Tzouras
Secondary: Bass, Drums and Synthesizer
Dimitris Lappas 1973年在澳洲墨爾本出生，九歲的Dimitris首次站在澳洲的舞台上就是演奏bouzouki。11歲他搬到希臘的沙龍，在當地一直參與音樂直至16歲那年搬到布魯塞爾學習結他，1997年在保加利亞他與Elias Klonaridis及其它保加利亞樂團合作。 他熱愛音樂和渴望探索“民俗之路”和“makam”的音樂，以及探索波斯和土耳其古典音樂中所使用的旋律的複雜系統，導致他前往伊斯坦布爾生活了四年與當地的音樂家合作演奏， 其中包括土耳其塞浦路斯歌手Ziynet Sali, “Café Aman Istanbul”樂團，公眾電視台TRT1和TRT2的管弦樂團，單簧管獨奏家Vassilis Saleas和“A la Turka Pop Star Orchestra”管弦樂團。 他還與傑出的作曲家，填詞家，音樂家和歌手長期合作，包括eorge Dalaras, Dionisis Savopoulos, Arleta, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Mimis Plessas, Haris Alexiou, Nikos Papazoglou, Ferhat Gocer, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Nikos Dimitriades, Melina Kana, Giannis Haroulis, Gerasimos Andreatos等。 他為劇院話劇和音樂劇作曲，如Trilogy, Lapino, Bouzouki Swing等。還曾在Aivali, 土耳其的Yeni Mosque和法國的小酒館Terminus等地方舉辦研討會，作為獨奏家的他主要專注關於城市民間音樂的即興演奏方式等問題。 他也是“Project Lapino”樂團的創始人，混合演奏爵士樂及funk。 他曾在世界各地的電視台和電台以及現場演出超過4500場的演奏，在專輯他同時是演奏樂家，作曲家，製片人和配樂。 基本樂器：原聲結他, 電結他, 無品結他, 古典結他, Bouzouki, Outi, Baglamas, Tzouras 次要：低音結他，鼓和音響合成器