Dmitri Kourliandski was born in 1976 in Moscow.
He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev.
In 2008, he was artist-in-residence of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm and in 2010 – composer-in-residence of the 2E2M ensemble in Paris. Since 2012, he is invited to give master-classes and lectures in Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Israel, Spain, Russia.
Dmitri Kourliandski is the founder and artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city. Co-founder of the Structural Resistance group (StRes). Musical director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
Since 2016, Dmitri performs together with sound artist Andrey Guryanov in an electronic open dance music duo KGXXX.
His chamber opera ‘Swerlians’ was staged by Boris Yukhananov in 2012 and 2015 in Moscow. In 2013, chamber opera ‘Asteroid 62’ was staged in Graz (directed by Barbara Beyer) and in Moscow (directed by Kapitalina Tsvetkova-Plotnikova). Opera ‘Nosferatu’, staged by Theodoros Terzopoulos, Jannis Kounellis and Teodor Currentzis in 2014 in Perm and in Moscow. Opera ‘Octavia.Trepanation’ is to be premiered at Holland Festival 2017, staged by Boris Yukhananov.
Portrait CDs were published at the FANCYMUSIC and Col Legno labels.
He collaborated with such musicians as Teodor Currentzis, Fedor Lednev, Philipp Chizhevskiy, Susanna Mälkki, Roland Kluttig, Reinbert de Leuw, Beat Furrer, SWR orchestra, Stockholm New Chamber Orchestra, MusicAeterna orchestra, Moscow symphony orchestra, Yekaterinburg philharmonic orchestra, ensembles 2E2M, InterContemporain, KlangForum Wien, Contrechamps, Phoenix, Collegium Novum Zurich, Schoenberg/ASKO, Recherche, l’Itineraire, KNM, Elision, Nadar, Quatuor Diotima, MCME, Studio for New Music, N’Caged, QuestaMusica and many others.
His music is heard at Donaueschinger Musiktagen, Ruhrtriennale, Venice biennale, Holland festival, Huddersfield festival, Musica Strasbourg, Wien Modern, MaerzMusik, Acht Bruecken, Archipel, Musikprotokoll and many other festivals and concerts in Europe, South and North America, Asia and Australia. He has received commissions from many Russian and European festivals, ensembles and foundations.
His works are published by Donemus, Editions Jobert and Le Chant du Monde.
Current projects include performance installation ‘Commedia delle arti‘, commissioned for the Venice Art Biennale Russian pavilion 2017; Performance installation ‘Sous-vide’ together with Alienor Dauchez for Sequence Dance Paris, to be performed at Le Peniche la Pop; New piece for ensemble Proton Bern and a new piece for Donaueschinger Muziktage 2017 for solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.
His compositions won prizes at the international composers competitions, including the Gaudeamus Prize 2003, Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award 2010, Johann Joseph Fux opera composition competition 2011, Andrey Voznesensky foundation “Parabola” prize 2016, Franco Abbiati 2017 Prize of Italian music critic.