Dmitry Shishkin

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Chopin Piano Concerto in E minor Op. 11 (final Chopin Competition 2015)

“More notable than the limpid clarity of this passagework is the subtly imaginative pointing to his phrasing – something that bodes well for a life beyond familiar repertoire.” – Gramophone

“Dmitry is a dazzling pianist of great musical honesty and rigour. We have awarded musicians that we have come to know and who have proven to be complete and brilliant in other repertoires.” Tribune de Geneve.

“Dmitry is a serious and dedicated pianist: high professionalism combined with natural musical subtlety and artistry.” – Evgeny Kissin.

“Dmitry delivered an electrifying interpretation” – Le temps.


Dmitry Shishkin is a critically acclaimed Russian pianist currently living in Switzerland. He has been highlighted for his creative and individual approach to music and his brilliant piano skills by the international press. “In his playing, we can hear both excellence and playfulness.”

Dmitry was awarded a silver medal in June 2019 at the prestigious 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition and first place in November 2018 at the 73rd Geneva International Music Competition, where he performed with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Dmitry demonstrated an exceptional talent for the piano at a very young age. He performed his first recital at three and orchestra concert at six. At nine, Dmitry entered the prestigious Gnessin Moscow School of Music for Gifted Children (class of Mikhail Khokhlov). He then attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Eliso Virsaladze). Dmitry has also studied in Sicily at the “Vincenzo Bellini” State Conservatory in Catania with Epifanio Comis and at Musikhochschule Hannover with Arie Vardi.

From a young age, Dmitry Shishkin 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 (third place prize in 2013); Rio de Janeiro (second place prize in 2014); Chopin in Warsaw (sixth place prize in 2015); Queen Elisabeth in Brussels (finalist in 2016); Top of the World Competition in Tromsø (first-place prize winner in 2017), Geneva International Music Competition (winner in 2018) and International Tchaikovsky Competition (2nd place in 2019).

Dmitry currently resides in Switzerland but performs around the world. Most notably, he has collaborated with the Mariinsky Theatre (conductor: Valery Gergiev), the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “The Svetlanov Orchestra”; the Russian National Orchestra (conductor: Mikhail Pletnev); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Vladimir Fedoseev); Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; National Orchestra of Belgium (conductor: Marin Alsop); Staatskapelle Weimar; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Dmitry’s concert schedule includes festival performances, notably Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Bergen International Festival, Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival, and Brescia and Bergamo Music Festival.

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