Dmitri Kourliandski was born in 1976 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev. His compositions won several prizes at the international composers competitions
Dmitri Kourliandski was born in 1976 in Moscow.
He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev.
Dmitri Kourliandski is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tribuna Sovremennoi Muzyki (Tribune of Contemporary Music, 2005-2009), the first Russian journal dealing with contemporary music issues. He is a co-founder of the Structural Resistance (StRes) group of composers and member of the Composers’ Union of Russia, founder and artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city and musical director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
Portrait CDs were published at the FANCYMUSIC and Col Legno labels.
Since 2012 he is invited to give master-classes and lectures at the Amsterdam and San-Sebastian conservatories, Young composers meeting in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), COURSE (Ukraine), Royaumont composition session (France), Tzlil Meudcan (Israel), International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Russia).
Dmitri collaborated with such musicians as Teodor Currentzis, Fedor Lednev, Philipp Chizhevsky, Susanna Mälkki, Roland Kluttig, 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, l’Itineraire, KNM, Elision, Nadar, Quatuor Diotima, MCME, Studio for New Music, N’Caged, QuestaMusica, Natalia Pschenitschnikova and many others.
His music is heard at Donaueschinger Musiktagen, Ruhrtriennale, Venice biennale, 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.
In 2008, Dmitri Kourliandski was artist-in-residence of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm and in 2010 – composer-in-residence of the 2E2M ensemble in Paris.
His chamber opera ‘Swerlian’s was commissioned and staged by Boris Yukhananov in 2012, the new version of the opera was premiered in Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in 2015. In 2013 chamber opera ‘Asteroid 62’ was staged in Graz (Austria, stage director Barbara Beyer) and in Moscow (directed by Kapitalina Tsvetkova-Plotnikova). Opera ‘Nosferatu’, commissioned by the Perm opera and ballet theatre was staged by Theodoros Terzopoulos, Jannis Kounellis and Teodor Currentzis in 2014.
His compositions won several prizes at the international composers competitions, including the Gaudeamus Prize 2003 in the Netherlands (in 2013 Dmitri Kourliandski was invited as a jury member of this competition), 2010 Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in Switzerland, 2011 Johann Joseph Fux opera composition competition (Austria).
‘Nosferatu’ received 6 nominations at “Golden Mask” 2015.