People’s Artist of Russia (2011)
Dmitry Liss was born in 1960 in the town of Balashov, Saratov Region. Graduated in 1984 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Dmitry Kitaenko Dmitry Liss began his conducting career as Kitaenko’s assistant with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1991 to 1995 he was Principal Conductor of the Kuzbass Symphony Orchestra, and in 1997–1999 he was Principal Russian Conductor of the American Russian Youth Orchestra. Since 1995 Dmitry Liss has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1999 to 2003 he was a conductor of the Russian National Orchestra. Since 2011 the musician has been Artistic Director of the Eurasia International Music Festival, which is held by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society every two years. Since September 2016 he has also been the Chief Conductor of the South Netherlands Philharmonic.
In 1995 Dmitry Liss won the 1th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić in Zagreb, Croatia. He was awarded the State Prize of Russia 2008.
Dmitry Liss appears with major Russian orchestras as well as with symphony orchestras in France, Germany, Italy, the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands and other countries.
Under the direction of Dmitry Liss, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra participates in international festivals making tours worldwide and cooperating with top recording companies including Warner Classics and Mirare.
Information for April 2021