Dmitri Vladimirovich Masleev

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Dmitri Wladimirowitsch Maslejew ( Russian Дмитрий Владимирович Маслеев , English transcription Dmitry Masleev ; born May 4, 1988 in Ulan-Ude ) is a Russian pianist. In 2015 he won the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.


“Dmitri Maslejew was born in 1988 in Ulan-Ude, a Siberian city between Lake Baikal and the border with Mongolia . He studied with Mikhail Petukhov at the Moscow Conservatory and graduated in 2014. From 2014 to 2015 he studied at the Piano Academy on Lake Como. During his student days he won numerous competitions, including the international Adilia Alieva piano competition in Gaillard , the international "Fryderyk Chopin" competition in Rome and the Antonio Napolitano international piano competition in Salerno . "Maslejew achieved international fame in 2015 by winning the 15th Moscow award Tchaikovsky competition in piano. “In addition to this gold medal, the jury awarded him a separate prize for his new interpretation of the Mozart D minor piano concerto KV 466”.

life and work

In the first few years after winning the Moscow Piano Competition, Maslejew made concert debuts in the major music centers of the western world (Paris, London, New York) with fascinating interpretations from Beethoven to Rachmaninoff. Maslejew's playing was admired at the festivals of La Roque-d'Anthéron , Beauvais , the Rheingau Music Festival , Bad Kissingen and the Ruhr and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania piano festivals .

“France and Germany are particularly important countries for his concert tours. His debut in Munich at the Philharmonie am Gasteig led to two further new concert engagements there, one with Prokofiev's piano sonatas, the other with Beethoven's First Piano Concerto and the Munich Symphony Orchestra . The performance in the Philharmonie de Paris paved the way for a solo concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and an Asia tour with the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck . "

In January 2017, Maslejew made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in a “ recital with Isaac Stern . The two artists repeated this concert a little later in Toronto and Moscow. ”During the 2017/2018 concert season, Maslejew worked intensively with the Bamberg Symphony and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart . One of the artistic highlights of this season is his residence at the Bodensee Festival with solo, chamber and orchestral performances as well as a US tour with the Moscow State Symphony .

As a first recording Maslejew released solo recordings by Scarlatti, Prokofjew and Shostakovich for the legendary Russian label Melodija .


Music critics particularly emphasize Masleev's “flawless technique, his brilliance, his lyricism and the informality of his presentation”. His virtuosity is complemented by magical delicacy. The Neue Musikzeitung emphasizes a “musicality of metaphysical proportions” in Maslejew and reports on his performances at the Moscow Prize Winners' Concert in 2015: “His decisive“ deed ”in the second round was the interpretation of Mozart's D minor piano concerto KV 466. A downright ans Metaphysical rich musicality showed itself there and transformed the room into an atmosphere of the unreal. This continued in the final round with Tchaikovsky's B flat minor concerto and Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto on a different aesthetic and stylistic level. The jubilation and the relaxation on the faces - especially the jurors - said it: A worthy first prize winner was found. "


  • Dmitry Masleev. Munich Philharmonic, archived from the original on November 19, 2018 ; accessed on May 1, 2020 .
  • Dmitry Masleev. Master Concerts Aachen, archived from the original on November 19, 2018 ; accessed on May 1, 2020 .
  • Tatjana Rexroth: Hero games and search for meaning. Neue Musikzeitung (nmz), September 2015, archived from the original on July 14, 2018 ; Retrieved May 1, 2020 (At the end of the article, Dmitry Masleev is named as the winner of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition in the piano category.).

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c Tatjana Rexroth: Dmitri Wladimirowitsch Maslejew. In: Neue Musikzeitung. September 2015.
  2. a b c Dmitri Wladimirowitsch Maslejew. In: Munich Philharmonic.
  3. a b Dmitri Vladimirovich Masleev. In: Aachen Master Concerts.
  4. Biography. Dimitry Masleev, archived from the original on October 28, 2019 ; Retrieved on November 19, 2018 (English): “Germany and France have become particularly important destinations for Mr. Masleev, whose early Munich debut at the Philharmonie am Gasteig has already led to two re-engagements there: one with Prokofiev piano sonatas, the other with Beethoven's FirstPiano Concerto and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. "
  5. Biography. Dimitry Masleev, archived from the original on October 28, 2019 ; Retrieved November 19, 2018 (English): "Carnegie Hall recital debut at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in January 2017 and repeated the same program at Toronto's Koerner Hall in March."