First Grand Prix of the 2010 Claude Debussy International Competition in Paris.
Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev was born in Moscow in 1984. His career begins with the meeting of his first clarinet teacher Vladimir Ferapontov at the Central Music School of Moscow. In 2001, Dmitry entered the Moscow State Conservatory in Victor Petrov's class. During this period, he won several competitions and festivals such as the Rosanov International Clarinet Competition in 2000 where he was awarded 2nd prize.
Member of the International Foundation V. Spivakov International Foundation since he was 15 years old, Dmitry performs regularly in the most prestigious concert halls in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 2000, V. Spivakov offered Dmitry Rasul-Karayev the opportunity to play on a new clarinet, specially selected for him by Paul Meyer.
In 2002, he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music in London and received a scholarship for six years of study. During his first two years in London, he won the prestigious Geoffrey Hawks Clarinet Competition prize, the John Solomon Prize for all winds, followed by the Yamaha Scholarship, which is highly coveted in Europe. In 2007, he was awarded the Allcard Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. During the period of his studies at the Academy, he will also win several prizes, all dedicated to chamber music: Max Pirani, John Ireland and Nickolas Blake.
In 2004, he participated with Milos Milivojevic in the world premiere of Invocation, by Elena Firsova, for clarinet and classical accordion at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival. In July 2007, he performed Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint at the Cheltenham Festival. He is currently the guest of many festivals such as Montreux-Vevey, Aix-en-Provence, Verbier and the one of Dvořák in Prague.
His career as an orchestral musician began in 2006 when he joined the Verbier Festival Orchestra where he also performed as a soloist with Master James Levine at the piano. In the same year, he temporarily joined the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which he left to take up the position of principal clarinet in the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009, he won the Principal Clarinet Competition at the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a position he currently holds.
Since 2011, Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev has been playing a German Wurlitzer clarinet. That same year, the Royal Academy of Music in London awarded him the title of Associate.
He is the founder and director of the Clarinet Soloist Academy, a summer academy which helps young pianists, cellists and clarinettists in their first steps into active professional life.