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Dmitry Igorevich Shishkin (Russian: Дмитрий Игоревич Шишкин), born 12 February 1992, is a Russian classical pianist. He is best known for winning the 2nd prize at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

In 2018 he won 1st prize at the Geneva International Music Competition. He was also awarded 6th prize at the XVIIth International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015.

Career

Born in Chelyabinsk on 12 February 1992, his first piano teacher was his mother, Irina Shishkina, a teacher and pianist. By the age of two, he could already play short works, gave his first concert at the age of three, and performed with an orchestra three years later.

From the age of four, he attended the Pyotr Tchaikovsky School in his home city. After five years, he entered the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow where he studied with Mikhail Khokhlov. Since 2010, he has studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze. In that same year, he played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in front of the public and the state authorities on Red Square, with the ‘Virtuosos of Gnessin’ Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Khokhlov. Currently, he is studying with Epifanio Comis at Bellini Conservatory and at Rachmaninov Academy.

He has won many prizes, including in the 59th Ferruccio Busoni Competition (2013, Third Prize) and in competitions in Russia, China, Germany, Bulgaria, and Poland. He has also competed in the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition (2015, Sixth Prize).He has performed with orchestras across Russia, including the Moscow State Symphony and Moscow Philharmonic. He has performed in Bulgaria, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Japan, Austria, China, Poland, and South Korea. Besides piano, he also composes.

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