Denis Stern is a guitar player and composer born in Saint Petersbourg (Russia) where he started learning music during his childhood, first under his father’s guidance and then with the well renowned rock guitarist Alexander Lapin (Aquarium). Then he moved to Israel, where he lived six years studying at the Rimon jazz school of Tel Aviv under the tutalage of his Maestro Yosy Levy, acclaimed jazz-fusion guitar player. Here Denis attended several master-classes with musicians as Philippe Catrine, Al di Meola, Pat Metheny, and learned some Arabian instruments: Oud and Saz.
In 1998 he started living in Spain where Denis Stern’s music met the flamenco sounds, creating a unique style named “Nuevo flamenco”. After few years he moved to Italy working with well known musicians like Ludovico Einaudi, Vladimir Denissenkov (with whom he is still presenting concerts on traditional Russian music) and started working with projects with Indian music and dance (Dunia Trio), thank to the collaborations of Arup Kanti Das, a percussionist from Kolkata. Founder of the “Denis Stern project” and the duet “Vagabundos de lujo”, he is travelling all over the world, bringing his original music where the technique meets the emotional suggestion, plenty of influences of the lands where Denis Stern has travelled across.
Main concerts and Events
Collaboration with the Smirnov Orchestra of Saint Petersbourg – 1985 – 1989
Founder of the group “Ain Sof ”, world music, Israel – 1992 – 1996
Concerts and festivals “Denis Stern project”, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom – 1999 – 2005
World music with Indian influences, “Milon” and “Dunia Trio group”, Italy – since 2008
Concert at “Quirinale”- Italian presidential palace, with Vadimir Denissenkov, Italy – 2009
Concert with Arup Kanti Das at Billan Academy of Kolkata, India 2010
Fethyie World music Festival with Vagabundos de lujo, Turkey -2013-2015
Dunia Trio performances in festival and theatre In Italy (Binario 7 theatre of Monza, Merano meeting),2013-2017
Wacken Festival, Vagabundos de lujo, in Wacken, (Germany) 2014
Caprices Festival, Vagabundos de lujo, Crans-Montana (Swiss) 2014
Music and chorus director of the theatre play “Ramayana”, Fattore K production, Italy 2015
Tour of Vagabundo de lujo as open act of Stephan Weidner with his band “Der W”, Germany 2016