GFA Cello Masterclass

27 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2020



Dmitry Prokofiev was born in Moscow. In 2005, he graduated from Moscow Conservatory in the class of professor Natalia Gutman. He is a prize winner of a number of International competitions: Tansman (Poland 1998), Tchaikovsky (Russia 2002), Yanigro (Croatia 2008).

Since 2000, he has been a performing artist of State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” under conductor V. Spivakov. Since 2003, he has also been a member of the Quintet of the soloists of “Moscow Virtuosi” orchestra. In 2008 he became cello professor at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire. He is the principal cello of the Montenegro Symphony Orchestra and, since 2016 a cello tutor in University of Montenegro Music Academy.

Prokofiev has been performing since he was 10 years old. He has appeared in solo recitals in many cities of Russia and worldwide. These took place at such prestigious halls as the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and Rudolfinum in Prague.

He has played as soloist with symphony orchestras conducted by Igor Golovchin, Mark Gorenstein, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Alexande Rudin, Valery Polyansky, Leonid Nikolayev, Leonid Korchmar, Alexander Skulsky, Zbynek Muller, Gintaras Rinkyavichus, Ariel Zuckermann and Noam Zur.

He has taken part in International music festivals including: Vladimir Ashkenazy festival (Finland), a festival in Kroeuth (Germany), a festival to the memory of Oleg Kagan (Moscow), “Moscow Fall” festival, Music festival in Vyborg, “Primavera Classica” (Moscow), music festival in Colmar (France), “December Nights” (Moscow), Kotorart in Kotor (Montenegro), Eliso Virsaladze festivals in Kourgan and Telavi (Georgia).

In chamber music, Prokofiev has played with Vladimir Spivakov, Natalia Gutman, Nikolai Lugansky, Jessie Norman, Edward Brunner, Jean Guillou, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Ilya Gringolz, Alexander Kobrin, Mikhail Simonyan, Olga Kern, Eliso Virsaladze, Mikhail Lidsky, Ekaterina Skanavi, Elena Revich, Nikolai Sachenko, Polina Osetinskaya and many others.

Prokofiev recorded his first CD at the age of 16 with professor of the Moscow Conservatoire Alexey Nasedkin (Sonatas for cello and piano by D. Shostakovich and E. Grieg). In 2004, he issued a CD with Alexander Kobrin (piano). It contains music of Debussy, Brahms, Schumann, Paganini.