Dimitri MASLENNIKOV, cello
Dimitri Maslennikov began his musical studies at the age of five. At 11 years old, he won the International Soloists Competition in Moscow and the Czech International Competition in Prague. He is also the winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition and the Rostropovitch Competition. At the age of 14, he receives a three-year scholarship from the French government to study at the Paris Conservatory from where he comes out with a First Prize unanimously.
Dimitri Maslennikov was invited by renowned orchestras such as Moscow Soloists (Yuri Bashmet), Moscow Virtuosos (Vladimir Spivakov), Russian Symphony Orchestra (Marc Gorenstein), Prague Radio Orchestra (Vladimir Valek), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Giuseppe Sinopoli), Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Kent Nagano), Strasburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Kirill Karabits) ...
Dimitri Maslennikov had a major support by maestro Christoph Eschenbach. Dimitri performed with the NDR Hamburg Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra; a "live" recording is on process.
Very early in his carreer and with no interruption, Dimitri Maslennikov has been invited by prestigious festivals: Festival of Schleswig-Holstein, Colmar, Verbier, Ravinia in Chicago. He has played in prestigious venues such as the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Philharmonie Berlin, Rudolfinum in Prague, Grand Hall in the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg ... Dimitri Maslennikov also performs exceptional concerts for the United Nations and for Queen Elizabeth of England.
In 2006, Dimitri Maslennikov has recorded Dimitri Chostakovitch's two Cello Concertos with the NDR Orchestra Hamburg under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach (Phoenix Editions-Naxos), a acclaimed recording by the international press. In 2008, he gave the world premiere of the Cello Concerto by French composer Marc-André Dalbavie with the Ensemble Intercontemporain at Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York.
In 2010, following numerous performances in different parts of the globe, Dimitri Maslennikov recorded Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; this recording earned him his acclaimed debut at the Berlin Philharmonic as well as the concerts at the Schleswig Holstein and Rheinghau festivals. He has given a lot of concerts and recitals in France and abroad; he made his China's magnificent debut in 2012 with the orchestra of "National Center of the Performing Arts" under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach; the same year, Dimitri began a fruitful collaboration with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Youry Temirkanov. In 2014 Dimitri toured Asia with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was given the title of Honorary Artistic Director of Guangzhou Opera. Dimitri made the European premiere of Dalbavie's Cello and Orchestra Concerto with the Mozarteum Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Eschenbach during the last edition of the Salzburg Festival.
Among Dimitri Maslennikov's current projects, there will be a recording dedicated to Haydn with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, and the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.
Dimitri Maslennikov plays a cello Nicolo Gagliano of 1770 and a bow of Charles Peccatte.