Dimitri Bashkirov

Dimitri Bashkirov

Dimitri Bashkirov was born in Tiblisi, Georgia in 1931.  He graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Alexander Goledenweiser. He became famous for winning the grand prix at the Marguerite Long Competition, Paris in 1956.  Bashkirov has performed concerti with many leading orchestras; collaborating with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Mazur, Zubin Mehta, Sir John Barbirolli and Wolfgang Sawallisch. Bashkirov has also toured frequently with the Borodin Quartet.
Bashkirov is a professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid and the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy.  His past students include many competition prize-winners such as Jonathan Gilad, Boris Bloch, Arcadi Volodos and Dang Thai Son. Dmitri Bashkirov frequently serves as a jury member for many piano competitions and gives masterclasses in many of the world’s most important cultural centers. He has recorded extensively for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Melodiya.