Pianist Dmitry Yefimov was born in 1965 in Leningrad. He began his music studies at the age of five. He graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire in 1990 (class of Professor Yegorov), and completed his postgraduate course at the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1992. In 1991 Dmitry Tefimov was awarded the diploma for “Best Accompanist” at the All-Union Vocal Competition in Almaty, and he became a prize-winner at the Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Parma, Italy, in 1992.
In 1992 he was invited to join the St Petersburg Conservatoire as a tutor in the piano faculty, and since 2003 he has been a senior lecturer in piano solo and accompaniment.
Dmitry Yefimov has given concerts both as a soloist and as an accompanist in Russia, Germany, Italy and the USA. In 1994 the pianist recorded two CDs of Beethoven Piano Sonatas and one CD of Franz Liszt piano pieces for the Audiophile Classics series. In 2006 Olga Borodina and Dmitry Yefimov recorded the video series Music in Palaces.
Since 1995 he has been the accompanist of Olga Borodina, accompanying her at recitals at La Scala (Milan), the Liceu (Barcelona), the Hamburg Opera, La Monnaie (Brussels), the Grand Théâtre de Génève and the Théâtre des Champs Élysées as well as at prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall (annually), Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (all New York), Spivey Hall (Atlanta), Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Hall (London), the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and concert halls in Vienna, Madrid, Paris, Lille, Lyons and Rome; also appears at the Salzburg Festival.
Died at the age of fifty-three on 2 May 2018.