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Alexander Dmitriev Biography:
was born in St. Petersburg Russia, September 19, 1951.
His musical talent was evident very early: at the age of 7 he
began to study the bayan - first at the school of music, then
later at the Mussorgskij - Institute for Music. After this, Alexander
Dmitriev became a student at the National St. Petersburg Rimskij-Korsakov
Conservatory. At the time the 19 year old Dmitriev had already
won the "All-Russian Contest" for musicians playing
folk instruments (1969 in Ivanovo).
In 1972 Alexander Dmitriev won 1st prize at the International
Competition "Days of the Accordion" in Klingenthal,
Germany. The foreign press highly praised his musical talents,
saying (November 1972 - Journal "Music Accord" - England):
"... a young artist who'll doubtlessly be well known in future;
a musician who is to follow the examples of a great number of
Soviet virtuosi." (England).
In 1972 in Berlin,
Dmitriev was featured on an LP record of Klingenthal Competition
In 1974 he graduated
at the National St. Petersburg Rimskij-Korsakov Conservatory then
continued completing his training as an Assistant Stargur in 1977.
For more than
20 years, he has been the professor of St. Petersburg Conservatoire
and the "Soloist - St Petersburg Philharmonie Concert".
Twenty years ago, he wrote the treatise "The Positional Fingering
for Accordion" which showed his new and progressive technical
ideas. Using these teaching principles, his students V. Fedorov,
S. Chirkov, M. Shagaev, E. Orlova, D. Astashin, A. Kuznetsov,
A. Yurov became winners of several international solo accordion
competitions during recent years.
Since the beginning
of his performance career, Dmitriev has made more than 2000 solo
concerts, recorded 8 LP records (one in DDR) and recently recorded
5 CD's. He has toured to the USA, Canada and many countries in
Europe. In 1990 Dmitriev gave concerts in 25 Japanese cities together
with the State Academician Orchestra of Folk-Instruments. Many
arrangements by Dmitriev have been published by the "Soviet
Composer" and "Music". His transcription of the
Cavatina Figaro - Rossini, became very popular and was published
in 12 European countries.
was chosen to premiere works by Russian composers Tunik and Pushkarenko
and are featured on CD No. 0005 titled "Fanfare".
Since 1986 Dmitriev
has hosted a program on St. Petersburg Radio, which features famous
accordionists, information about them and some of their music.
He is a regular participant at the most important accordion festivals
and seminars and is often a member of the jury at international
competitions. He has been invited to give master-classes in Germany,
Finland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Poland and other countries.
Since 1986 Dmitriev
is one of the organizers and artistic directors of the international
festival "Music for Bayan and Accordion", which is held
in St. Petersburg each year at the end of October.
has also been performing duet concerts with his son Vitalij -
a first prize winner of international contests in Bulgaria, France,
Italy (twice), Germany , Sweden - as well as trios together with
his wife Elena.
In 1992, Alexander
Dmitriev was awarded the title - Honoured Artist of Russia and
is widely recognised as being a one of the elite in the world
of bayanist artistry.
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Dmitriev was born in Saint-Petersburg in 1977. His musical talent
was evident very early, he started playing the accordion at the
age of 5. Two months later he gave his first concert. Then he
entered the School of Music and in 1984 he took part at the youth
competition of folk-instruments players at which he was placed
first. Two years later, Vitali once again won the same competition
and it was his first national success. In 1999 V. Dmitriev graduated
from the State St.-Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of
Vitali has been awarded first prizes at the most important international
- 1989 - Bulgaria (Chirpan)
- 1989 - France (Mutzig)
- 1993 - Italy (Castelfidardo)
- 1994 - Germany (Klingental)
- 1995 - Italy (Castelfidardo)
- 1995 - Sweden (Avesta) Coupe Mondiale)
- 1999 - France (Marcielle)
He participated in various concerts and festivals in Germany,
USA, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, Poland, Estonia,
France and Russia. He appeared many times in various TV and radio
broadcasts and recorded his first LP in 1991.
V. Dmitriev has been awarded Creative Culture Union's grant.