Dr. Olevsky blends classical technique with his own research in sport psychology to fine tune the body and mind for performance.
Violinist Dr. Dimitry Olevsky holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from UC Santa Barbara under the tutelage of the renowned violinist Yuval Yaron. The Master of Music degree was awarded from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York under the guidance of professor Grigory Kalinovsky. It was during his studies at MSM that Dimitry pursued his interests in the field of Sport Psychology, which became the subject of his Doctoral thesis. By incorporating his researched principles in lessons, Dimitry’s methods successfully help develop and increase control of muscular and mental functions, accuracy, precision, discipline, mental awareness and overall coordination in violin performance. As feedback to his approach, students win title positions in prestigious music festivals, schools and orchestras, win honors awards in the Certificate of Merit program, and have performed at renowned concert halls in the USA, Prague, Vienna and Italy.
In addition to solo and chamber recitals, Dimitry performs with symphonic and operatic orchestras in Los Angeles,has performed under the baton of premier conductors and has performed extensively in Russia, Egypt, Arab Emirates, Jordan, Amman, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Italy, England, Wales, Scotland, Austria, Czech Republic and France.
Currently, Dimitry maintains a private studio, a faculty position with the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, Interharmony International Festival, Windward, and Colburn School. Working with students is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience while incorporating principles of the continuously developing science of Sports Psychology into improving as violinists, with further emphasis on social, mental, artistic performance, as well as on general psychological benefits and human enrichment.
Dr. Olevsky plays on an 1889 Riccardo Antoniazzi violin.