Dmitry Smirnov

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Dmitry Smirnov was invited as a soloist by the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Saint-Petersburg, the Moscow Philharmonic State and the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Argovia Philharmonic. He was among the “Jeunes Etoiles” at Gstaad Menuhin Festival 2019.

His next projects include the performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on historical instruments with Theresia Orchestra conducted by Giovanni Antonini, chamber music performances with Sol Gabetta at SOLsberg Festival, the Debut recital with pianist Marco Scilironi in LAC for LuganoMusica and a Debut solo recital at Lucerne Festival. In 2021 he released his first CD with works by Bach and Bartok for the label FHR London. He worked with Heinz Holliger for “Swiss Chamber Concerts”, with Giovanni Antonini for “Haydn 2032 Project”, with the Kelemen Quartet and the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. In 2018 he founded the chamber ensemble “Camerata Rhein” in Basel for experimental and film music performances.

Born in 1994 in St. Petersburg, Dmitry studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory (Elena Zaiceva), at the Lausanne Institute of Advanced Musical Studies (Pavel Vernikov) and at the Basel Music Academy (Rainer Schmidt). Dmitry won prizes and awards of international music competitions such as the ARD International Music Competition and the Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists.

He plays a violin (2018) made by Philipp Bonhoeffer and viola (2019) from the same luthier.