Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Alexandre Dmitriev

Alexander Dmitriev was born in Kiev (Ukraine). He began studying cello at the age of six. In 1981, completed his studies at the Special School of Music “gifted children” of the Kiev Conservatory. The same year, he passed the entrance examination at the Gnessin National Superior Conservatory in Moscow where the cellist improved his perfection with the famous teachers Lev Evgrafov and Valentin Berlinsky (quartet class).

In 1985, he won 2nd prize at the Russian National Cello Competition. In 1986, after completing his studies, he joined the Solistes de Moscou ensemble under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, where in 1987 he became the first solo cello.

Alexandre Dmitriev has toured in Europe, the United States, Japan, Australia, and as a soloist at the most prestigious chamber music festivals.
Since 1991, he lives in France. In 1996, the soloist became the first solo cello of the Orchester National Montpellier. An internationally acclaimed chamber musician, he also performs as a soloist with the Montpellier National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ukraine, the Cannes Regional Orchestra, ‘Soloists of Europe’, and the Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. He has recorded works by Vivaldi, Enesco, Fauré, Chopin, Strauss, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.

The musician plays on a cello by J. B. Vuillaume.


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