Kourliandski Dmitri

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, 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).
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 at the Amsterdam conservatoire, Young composers meeting in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), COURSE (Ukraine), Royaumont composition session (France), International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Russia).
His chamber opera Swerlians was commissioned and staged by Boris Yukhananov in 2012, the new version of the opera will be premiered in Stanislawsky drama art theatre in 2014. Another chamber opera Asteroid 62 was staged in Graz (Austria, stage director Barbara Beyer) in October 2013 and will receive its Moscow premiere in December 2013 (directed by Kapitalina Tsvetkova-Plotnikova). Opera Nosferatu, commissioned by the Perm opera and ballet theatre will be staged by Theodoros Terzopoulos with the stage design by Jannis Kounellis, conducted by Teodor Currentzis in June 2014.
A portrait CD with solo pieces was published in 2013 at the FANCYMUSIC label.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. Musical assistant artistic director of the Stanislawsky drama art theatre.
He collaborated with such musicians as Teodor Currentzis, Fedor Lednev, 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, MCME, Studio for New Music 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. His works are published by Editions Jobert and Le Chant du Monde. Current projects include:
piece for trumpet and trombone (Elision Ensemble, Sydney, March 2014)
piece for voice, ensemble and electronics (MCME, Schumann festival, Dusseldorf, May 2014), “Nekyia cycle” – a cycle of duo-operas for soprano, actress and two similar instruments, commissioned by Troika multispace art gallery, Moscow, stage director Vassily Barkhatov (May 2014).
string quartet (Quatuor Diotima, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, November 2014)

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