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Dmitri MAKHTIN (Violin soloist)

Born in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin starts his musical education at the age of 4 with his parents, both professionnal violinists. In 1981 he enters the Conservatory for highly talented children. In 1989 he gets the prize of the National Competition for young violinists in Novossibirsk, Russia. He is then invited to perform recitals in his native country and appears as a soloist with St Petersburg Philharmonic and Novossibirsk Philharmonic orchestras. In 1990, he gets scolarship from the Young Musicians Foundation in the USA and gives his first recitals in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas From 1992 to 1995 he continues his musical education with professors Philip Hirshborn and H. Krebbers. From 1993 until 1996 he won the following international competitions : Kloster Schontal violin competition, Premio Paganini and Louis Spohr, Tibor Varga, Montreal and Sibelius or Pretoria. His debuts take him to Paris in 1997 with Maestro Svetlanov and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, then in 1998, with the Cleveland Orchestra with Maestro Slatkin. From then on, he appears with orchestras such as : Het Residentie, « Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France », St Petersburg Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Radio and TV Orchestra, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Montpellier National Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, « Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg » and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He plays with conductors such as E. Svetlanov, L. Slatkin, L. Markiz, J. de Priest, S. Oramo, J. Belohlavek, A. Dmitriev, J. Semkow, Y. Temirkanov, N. Alexeev. In chamber music, he performs in prestigious festivals such as « Arts Square » in St Petersbourg, Lisbonne, « Folles Journees de Nantes », « La Roque d’Antheron », « Musique en Cote Basque » and « Festival de Saint Denis». His partners are Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Kniazev, Alexander Paley, Brigitte Engerer, Renaud Capucon and Ysaye Quartet. He recently recorded Prokofiev - Concerto N° 1 with the « Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg». In August 2004 the Trio B. Berezovsky, D.Makhtin, A.Kniazev, recorded a DVD of Tchaikovski Pieces for piano, violin and cello and Trio Elegiaque “A La Memoire d’un grand artiste” that will be presented on ARTE TV Channel and NHK in Japan.
In October 2004 the Trio B. Berezovsky, D.Makhtin, A.Kniazev, recorded for Warner Classics International – the Chostakovitch Trio n°2 and the Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque n°2 highly appreciated by all the international critics.

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