Dmitry Ishkhanov

The 18-year-old Dmitry Ishkhanov is an outstanding interpreter of classical music, who besides his incredible potential, he already demonstrates mature and unique artistic capabilities. Amongst his biggest accomplishments was his debut, at the age of 14, at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) and conductor Miran Vaupotić. Furthermore, in 2016, at the age of 11, Dmitry represented Malta at the Eurovision of Young Musicians held in Cologne, and became the youngest finalist in the Eurovision history.

Ishkhanov has appeared with a number of renowned orchestras, including WDR Orchestra in Cologne Philharmonic, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, the New Chamber Orchestra of Potsdam, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam Orchestra, and Savaria Symphonic Orchestra. His concerts have taken him to  prestigious concerts halls such as Kennedy Centre (Washington), Cologne Philharmonic, Smetana Hall (Prague), Beethoven House (Bonn), Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Mozerteum Grosser Saal in Salzburg, Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall in New York, to name but a few.

Dmitry is currently studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Besides his young age, he has managed to be the prize winner in many prestigious competitions, including International Piano Competition “Golden Key” (Germany), Münchner Klavierpodium der Jugend (Germany), First Prize at the Jugend Musiziert (Germany), International César Franck Competition (Belgium), and Pozzolino 3rd International Competition for Young Pianists (Italy), in which he won the First Prize and Grand Prix in the category up to 19 years.