‘Super-soloist’ was the term France Musique used to introduce Dmitry Masleev when he made his debut with the Orchestre National de France at the beginning of 2020, playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no.1, the work that helped launch his international career when he won the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Dmitry’s solo recital debut at the Philharmonie de Paris in March 2022 confirmed that a new phenomenon had emerged among the most interesting pianists of our time: ‘What an artist! Everything is so simple, so ingenuous, without the slightest attempt to explain the music’, wrote Alain Lompech (Bachtrack).
Dmitry’s most recent activities include performances with the Basel Symphony Orchestra and Ariane Matiakh, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. He also gave a long-awaited performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto at the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, accompanied by the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra and Martin Rajna. This concert, rescheduled three times because of the Covid pandemic, built on the success of a collaboration that started in 2018.
His orchestral collaborations include the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Robert Trevino), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Mikko Franck), Orchestre National de Lyon (Tan Dun), Bamberger Symphoniker (Christoph Eschenbach), Orquestra Cadaqués (David Robertson), Tampere Philharmonic (Joshua Weilerstein), Verbier Festival Orchestra (Gábor Takács-Nagy) and many others. Dmitry often appears in recital at such festivals as La Roque d’Anthéron, Lucerne, Verbier, Montreux, Rheingau, Bad Kissingen, Bodensee, Bergamo and Brescia, Festival du Périgord Noir, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Les Pianos Folies du Touquet and La Folle Journée. North America fell in love with Dmitry Masleev when he made his Carnegie Hall recital debut at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in January 2017. The following year, he toured coastto-coast with the Moscow State Symphony and Pavel Kogan. In the summer of 2022, he performed at the Newport Classical Festival and the Festival Napa Valley. Annual visits to South America have established Dmitry as an audience favourite in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. During the pandemic he collaborated with Allegro HD, the main arts and culture TV network of the continent, to offer music to his fans despite the travel restrictions. He was recently invited to the prestigious Festival Cervantino in Mexico to perform the repertoire featured on this album. Dmitry appears regularly in Asian capitals with orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, as well as in recital. Born and raised in Ulan-Ude (a Siberian town between Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border), Dmitry trained at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor Mikhail Petukhov and at the International Piano Academy Lake Como.