Dimitri Maslennikov began his musical studies at the age of five. At the age of 11, he won the International Soloists' Competition in Moscow and the Czech International Competition in Prague. He is also a laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition and the Rostropovich Competition. At the age of 14, he received a three-year scholarship from the French government to study at the Paris Conservatory from which he graduated unanimously with a First Prize.
Dimitri Maslennikov has been invited by renowned orchestras such as the Moscow Soloists (Yuri Bashmet), the Moscow Virtuosos (Vladimir Spivakov), the Russian Symphony Orchestra (Marc Gorenstein), the Prague Radio Orchestra (Vladimir
Valek), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Giuseppe Sinopoli), the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Kent Nagano), the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Kirill Karabits)...Dimitri Maslennikov has important support from Maestro Christoph Eschenbach. Dimitri has performed with the NDR Hamburg Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Very early in his career and without interruption, Dimitri Maslennikov was invited by prestigious festivals: Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Colmar, Verbier, and Ravinia in Chicago. He has performed in prestigious halls such as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, Rudolfinum in Prague, and Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
In 2006, Dimitri Maslennikov recorded Dmitri Shostakovich's two cello concertos with the NDR Orchestra Hamburg under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach (Phoenix Editions - Naxos), a recording acclaimed 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 the Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York.
In 2010, after numerous performances in different parts of the world, Dimitri Maslennikov recorded Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; this recording earned him notable debuts at the Berlin Philharmonic as well as concerts at the Schleswig Holstein and Rheingau festivals. He has given numerous concerts and recitals in France and abroad; he made his magnificent debut in China in 2012 with the orchestra of the National Center of the Performing Arts under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach; in the same year, Dimitri began a fruitful collaboration with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and maestro Yury Temirkanov. In 2014, Dimitri toured Asia with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was awarded the title of Honorary Artistic Director of the Guangzhou Opera.
Dimitri made the European premiere of the Dalbavia Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with the Mozarteum Orchestra conducted by Maestro Eschenbach at the last edition of the Salzburg Festival.
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