Soloists » Dmitry Eremin, cello

Dmitry EreminDmitry Eremin was born in St. Petersburg in 1976. He grew up in a family of musicians and began studying music at the age of eight with I. Bogdanovitch. He then entered a Special Music School for gifted children. At school and later in the St. Petersburg Conservatory his teacher was the outstanding musician and head of the St. Petersburg Cello School Professor Anatoly Nikitin. While attending the St. Petersburg Conservatory he also entered the chamber-music class at the Moscow Conservatory, studying with the renowned Professor Alexandre Rudin.

During this time he was awarded a Special Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1998). He also won first prizes at the All-Russian Cello Competition in Voronege (1997) and the 4th International Maria Yudina Competition in St.Petersburg (2002).

Dimitry has taken part in numerous prestigious music festivals, such as the Davos Festival (Switzerland), the World Cello Congress (directed by Mstislav Rostropovich), the Cello Festival in Beauvais (France) and the Internationale Bach-Tage (Germany). In addition he has had master classes with many distinguished musicians including Professors Helmerson, Geringas, Georgian and Monighetti.

From 1997 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2005 Dimitry held the position of ‘Solo Cellist’ with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov) performing concertos by Dvorak, Schostakovich and the St. Petersburg première of Rodion Shchedrin’s cello concertos (highly estimated by the composer himself). He has recorded with both German and Russian labels.

In addition to his extensive performing career Dimitry’s teaches at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Mussorgsky Music College and a ‘Tutti’ Music School for gifted children in St. Petersburg. For the last two years Lilla Akademien has been privileged to have Dimitry as a cello teacher at the summer school. He also is guest teacher at a newly-founded university in New York.