Dimitar Ivanov hails from Silistra, Bulgaria, where he has taken part in regional and national guitar competitions. In 2005 he began his musical studies at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. In 2006 begins his Bachelor follows by his Master of performance in 2012 and finish with his Master of pedagogy in 2014 at the Conservatory of Sion (Switzerland), with the guitarist and pedagogue George Vassilev.
He has performed or participated in masterclasses with Dusan Bogdanovic, Zoran Dukic, Pavel Steidl, Kaltchev Duo, Francis Coletta and others and has written arrangements of contemporary works by Gyan Riley, Leo Brouwer, and Dusan Bogdanovic.
Dimitar is a member of various groups, performing at prestigious Swiss festivals including Cully Classique and Forum Wallis in Sion. His participation as leader, co-leader and sideman in different musical formations led him to tour widely throughout Bulgaria, Switzerland, and Canada in addition to giving solo recitals in France, England, and Germany. Since 2014 his concert repertoire features contemporary composers inspired by Balkan music.
He recorded and produced the album Beyond Borders for guitar/violin/cello trio in 2015 and in 2017 Dimitar records the album “Balkan Fragments“ with the cellist Noémy Braun.
Between 2015 and 2018 Dimitar studies in sound recording program at Zurich University of the Arts where he develops his work entitled “Through the right translation” exposing the relation between the musical performance and the sound recording processes. This project brings him a CAS (Certificat of Advanced Studies) and later, a DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies).
Since several years his parallel interests to the Brazilian music and polyrhythmic leads Dimitar to develop a new repertory and in 2018 to a record of a new album in a quartet formation « Quatro Vozes » with music from the Brazilian multi-instrumentist and composer Egberto Gismonti.
Since September 2018 Dimitar studies in HEM Genève with Dusan Bogdanovic where he developpes new compositions, improvisational, technical and musical skills and explores other dimensions with his 10-strings guitar.