Dmitry Polyakov, conductor
Dmitry Polyakov, a conductor has two passions, classical music, and pleasing audiences. Consequently, his repertoire continues to provide stunning performances. Each concert announcement stirs the interest and excitement of the music public in cities where he conducts. Over the years, he served as Music Director at theatres and orchestras, as well as tours extensively as a guest conductor and participates in creative projects and a variety of events.
In 2019 in Spain he became the winner of the senior group of the 27th World Music Competition in the conducting nomination.
The Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory is considered one of the elite schools of music and where Dmitry is proud to have had his education. This conservatory is recognized for its vast spectrum of specialties in the field of classical music. He was awarded diplomas in Orchestral Conducting, Operatic Conducting, and Composition. He participated in a Several-week Master course of Conducting of Maestro Yuri Simonov in Moscow, Masterclasses of Christian Ehwald in Germany, and of Czeslaw Grabowski in Poland.
Maestro Polyakov has had remarkable opportunities to conduct orchestras in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, Kazakhstan, and his native Russia. His conducting journey has resulted in invaluable career experience and skills in leading orchestras. International concert experiences, his educational background and years of dedicated work, demonstrate his solid, creative, instrumental leadership aptitude and shows his innate capabilities. Under his baton, orchestra members follow his clear directions as he leads in concerts. He's comfortable directing the instrumentalists in the rehearsal room as well as the soloists on stage. His vast knowledge of repertoires gives him experienced confidence with any sheet music, on any podium.
Over the course of his extraordinary career, Dmitry Polyakov has conducted prominent orchestras such as Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg State Orchestra in Germany, Zielona Gora Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, Castello Symphony Orchestra in Spain, Concert Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra, Nizhny Tagil Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Conservatory Opera Theatre Orchestra, Mordovia State Chamber Orchestra, and other collectives.
To conductor Dmitry Polyakov, according to critics, are inherent: talent, charisma, the highest professionalism, and personal magnetism. The manner of conducting differs softness and peculiar aristocratism, a unique combination of emotionality and tranquility. They note that he is a conductor with a lot of potential, he is diplomatic in working with the orchestra, but he is demanding and careful in working on the material.
A milestone in his career was the Musical Offering Festival, it became a symbol of collaboration between himself and the Murmansk Philharmonic, which produced many unforgettable concerts. One of these occurred on February 1, 2015. The Festival opened with the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, violinist Andrey Baranov.
To the international arena, Dmitry Polyakov debuted his conducting career outside of his native Russia, in Poland. He successfully conducted a series of concerts during the International Forum of Young Conductors and the Music Festival Days of Music on the Oder, 2014. Among the works included in the concert programs were masterpieces of Western European and Russian music such as Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert and Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
In April 2015, Dmitry took part in one of the leading Russian projects Stars of the 21st Century with pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. This concert was performed on the day of Holy Easter and dedicated to this celebration. Under his direction, the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra performed the program Masterpieces of Russian Symphony Music. The concert included: Alexander Borodin's Second Symphony, Russian Easter Festival Overture by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov and First Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninov.
The bright creative success of the conductor was a unique concert that was held in the Nizhny Tagil Philharmonic in November 2015 and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The Nizhny Tagil Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the Maestro first gathered symphonic composition thus giving the opportunity to the audience to hear the symphonic masterpieces of the great composer: First Piano Concerto, Slavonic March, fragments from the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the scene of Tatiana's letter from the opera Eugene Onegin which was performed by the soprano Anastasia Privoznova.
Maestro Polyakov’s recording activities span the classical symphonic and operatic repertoires, as well as contemporary works.
As a composer, he has also authored symphonic works, instrumental concerts, chamber and instrumental music, vocal and choral works, which are performed in Russia and abroad. Among his works: Symphonic Poem 'Quasar', Concerto for Strings, Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, String Quartets No. 1 and No. 2, 'Little Play' for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon, Song Cycle Poems by A.Tarkovsky, Concerto for Choir 'Rubaiyat' poems by Omar Khayyam. In 2010 and then again in 2012, he participated in The Contemporary Music Festival, New Music — New Reality in Ekaterinburg, where the musicians performed his chamber works. In October 2016 he became a laureate of the project Symphony of Siberia, organized in the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic. The composition of Dmitry Polyakov - Symphonic poem Quasar, was performed by the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, the Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the author performed the composition Concerto for Strings.