Dmitry Shishkin is a critically acclaimed Russian pianist who has been highlighted for both his creative and individual approach to music, as well as his brilliant piano skills by the international press. He was awarded a silver medal in June 2019 at the prestigious 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition and won the First place prize in November 2018 at the 73rd Concours de Genève.
Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Dmitry demonstrated an exceptional talent for the piano at a very young age. He performed his first recital at the age of three and orchestra concert at the age of six. He then entered the prestigious Gnessin Moscow School of Music for gifted children (class of Mikhail Khokhlov) at the age of nine and then attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Eliso Virsaladze). He has also studied in Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Arie Vardi.
From a young age, Dmitry has won many competitions, and received numerous awards and scholarships from Russia and abroad. He is a prize winner of such renowned competitions as Busoni in Bolzano; Rio de Janeiro; Chopin in Warsaw; Queen Elisabeth in Brussels.
Dmitry currently resides in Switzerland but performs around the world. Most notably, he has collaborated with the Mariinsky Theatre with conductor Valery Gergiev, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Svetlanov Orchestra”, Russian National Orchestra with conductor Mikhail Pletnev, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Fedoseev, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium with conductor Marin Alsop, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Dmitry’s concert schedule additionally includes festival performances, such as Bergen Music Festival, Chopin and his European Festival, Brescia Bergamo Music Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron.