Palace music: 299 + 1: Three centuries of Kadriorg
|Location:||Kadriorg Art Museum|
Dmitri Illarionov, guitar (Moscow, Russia)
Denis Golubev, oboe (Moscow, Russia)
With participatin by Kirill Ogorodnikov, guitar (Estonia)
Gaspar Sanz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernando Sor, Aleksandr Ivanov-Kramskoi, Napoléon Coste, Joaquín Turina
Dimitri Illarionov (b. 1979) is a brilliant young classical guitarist. He is a multi-award winner of more than 20 international competitions in the U.S., Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia and other countries. He is winner of two of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world: Guitar Foundation of America Competition (2002, Miami, USA) and Guitar Competition of Francisco Tarrega (2008, Spain) where he was the first Russian winner in the 42-year history of the competition.
As well as performing numerous solo recitals, he is a frequent guest-soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras all over the world. Dimitri is one of the rare guitarists who appears so frequently with orchestra and has played with such orchestras as I Solisti Veneti, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta di Valencia etc.
His partners on stage are famous and recognized artists – conductors Claudio Scimone (Italy), Vladimir Fedoseyev, Dmitri Liss (Russia), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Carlos Miguel Prieto (Mexico), Gum Nanse (Korea), Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy), Alexander Sladkovskiy (Russia), Tao Lin (China), guitarists Dusan Bogdanovic (Yugoslavia–USA), Roland Dyens (France), Duo Gruber-Maklar (Germany), cellist Boris Andrianov (Russia), pianist Denis Matsuev (Russia), violinists Janine Jansen (Holland), Julian Rachlin (Austria), and Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov who worked in duo with a rock-star Sting.
Dimitri Illarionov is artistic director of the Novosibirsk Guitar Festival – one of the most important guitar festivals in Russia.
He has given concerts in Europe, Asia, North and South America in some of the most prestigious halls in the world – Tonhalle (Zurich), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Osaka Symphony Hall, Seoul Arts Center etc. Taking part in many festivals, Dimitri was the first solo guitarist to participate in “Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists” (Switzerland) and the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht (Artistic Director – Janine Jansen, Holland).
Dimitri studied in Russia with the famous performer Alexander Frauchi and also took lessons with composer Nikita Koshkin, and in Germany with Professor Andreas von Wangenheim. Dimitri is now professor at the Russian Gnesins’s University of Music in Moscow.
Composers have dedicated their works to Dimitri. Angelo Gilardino (Italy) wrote for him the Concerto “Star of the Morning” (Homage to Nikolaj Roerich) for Guitar, Cello and Orchestra; Nikita Koshkin (Russia) dedicated to Dimitri his Concerto Grosso for Guitar and Orchestra. Alexei Rybnikov (Russia) wrote for Dimitri the Suite “Travel though Time” for Guitar and Orchestra.
From 2006 to 2009 Dimitri together with the Moscow State Philharmonic Society was organizer and one of the founders of the International “Guitar Virtuosi” Moscow Festival, held in one of the most prestigious halls in the world – Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall. Since 2009 Dimitri is one of the organizers of the Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition and is director of the classical section of the largest guitar festival in Russia, the World of Guitar Kaluga International Festival.
Tickets costing € 12/8 are on sale at the Kadriorg Art Museum and Piletilevi outlets.
The concert tickets are also valid for museum visits on the day of the concert.