Dmitry Shishkin has played the piano since the age of two. At the age of four he entered the Special Children’s School of Arts of the South Ural Tchaikovsky Institute of the Arts. At the age of nine he began to study at the Moscow Middle Special School of Music (class of Mikhail Khokhlov). Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (class of Eliso Virsaladze). He is currently studying under Epifanio Comis at the Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini in Catania (Italy).
In 2019 he won 2nd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2018 he won 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Geneva. In 2017 he won 1st prize at the Top of the World international piano competition in Norway. In 2013 he won 3rd prize at the Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano. Prize-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2016).
Appears internationally. Collaborates with ensembles including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Weimar Staatskapelle and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Has appeared at the Summer Festival in Dubrovnik, the Bergen International Festival, the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo and the Chopin and His Europe international festival.
Engagements for the 2019–20 season include tours to South Africa, Japan (with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra), Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as concerts in Vienna, Munich, Paris, Freiburg, Warsaw and Abu Dhabi.
Information for September 2019