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Dmytro Sukhovienko, Piano



Dmytro Sukhovienko was born in 1972 in Cherkasy, Ukraine, and in the tradition of highly talented young musicians devoted himself to protracted intensive studies in his formative years. He began playing the piano when he was seven years old, attending the Kyiv Special Music School ‘Lysenko’ for eleven years. He studied for five intensive years with Vsevolod Vorobyov who transmitted to Dmytro his profound passion for pure interpretation in the tradition of Felix Blumenfeld, thus making Dmytro Sukhovienko the last to carry on the great tradition of the Felix Blumenfeld Piano School, whose famous attendees included, among others, Vladimir Horowith.

The following year Dmytro Sukhovienko studied and performed chamber music at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland. He continued to study as a soloist with Paul Coker at the Neuchâtel Conservatoire for three years, winning the Prix de Virtuosité in 1999. At the same time he attended master-classes with Paul Badura-Skoda, Barry Douglas, Dmytri Bashkirov, Philippe Entremont and also took private lessons with a former pupil of Nikita Magaloff, Alexei Golovine.

Dmytro Sukhovienko obtained certain notoriety after having taken part in the Festival Menuhin in Gstaad in 1996. The following year, he won First Prize at the International Music competition in San Bartolomeo in Italy and Second Prize at the International Clara Schumann Piano Competition in Düsseldorf, Germany.

After listening to Dmytro Sukhovienko at the Biarritz Music festival in 1998, Pierre-Petit wrote in ‘Le Figaro’: it is a name to remember. Philippe Entremont said: ‘Dmytro Sukhyovienko is the most promising talent he has heard in the last 30 years’.

Dmytro Sukhovienko has featured at several prestigious music festivals such as Fête de la Musique de Genève, Festival International de Musique Universitaire de Belfort, Musique en été à Genève, Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Les Classiques de Villars as well as Santo Domingo Music Festival.

He has produced four CD’s. The first was recorded at the Kiev Philharmonic Hall in 1996; the second was recorded during a live recital on the radio Suisse Romande in Geneva, 1999, the third ‘Schubert’ in 2003 and the fourth ‘Schumann, Rachmaninov’ in 2006, both recorded at the Galaxy studios in Belgium. In 2004, under the patronage of UNESCO, a film documentary was made of Dmytro’s life as a pianist.

Since making his remarkable debut with Philippe Entremont and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Dmytro is benefiting from an active performance schedule as a soloist. He was invited to play with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Kyiv Philharmonic Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyiv Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Régional de Bayonne-Côte Basque, The National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of famous conductors such as Tougan Sokhiev, David Josefowith, Volodymyr Sirenko, Neil Varon, Xavier Delette and Mykola Diadura.

Dmytro Sukhovienko also plays chamber music with, amongst others Pierre Amoyal.

Since 2005 Dmytro became a Bösendorfer artist which led him to a brilliant debut in one of the most prestigious music halls in the world the Musikverein of Vienna.