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 Music.
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.
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