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Dmitry Liss (born 1960) is a Russian conductor considered to be one of the greatest European conductors of his generation. He is also the artistic director and chief conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in 1960, Dmitry Liss is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with the Music Director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Professor Dmitry Kitayenko. Dmitry Liss began working with this orchestra as a conductor’s assistant. Upon graduation from the conservatory in 1984 he became a conductor of the Kuzbass Symphony Orchestra. In 1991 he was appointed to the position of Chief Conductor of this orchestra and at this time became the youngest chief conductor in Russia. Since 1995, Dmitry Liss has served as Artistic Director/Chief Conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, Liss was appointed Associate Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (1999). In 1997-1999 he was Principal Russian Conductor of the American Russian Youth Orchestra.
Liss has toured the United States, Japan, England, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Hungary, Philippines, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Malta.
He performed as a guest conductor with the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St.-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Big Tchaikovski Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony (Korea), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway), Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra and Residentieorkest (the Netherlands), Pacific Symphony (USA), Malmo Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Croatia), Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), Estonian National Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Moscow, Novosibirsk, and many other cities of the former USSR.
Liss has performed with M. Rostropovich, G. Kremer, M. Pletnev, B. Berezovsky, W. Marsalis, Yu. Bashmet, V. Tretiakov, S. Mintz, G. Apap, A. Suwanai, N. Gutman, C. Carr, B. Belkin, P. Donohoe, C. Katsaris, D. Bashkirov, N. Petrov, V. Kraynev.
He has also taken part in numerous international festivals and has recorded CDs for a variety of American, Russian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Belgian and Swiss companies.
- Winner of the 1st International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić (Zagreb, 1995).
- Artist Emeritus of Russia
- Winner of The 2008 Russian Federation National Award in literature and art
- Dmitry Liss on the web-site of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
- Dmitry Liss on the web-site of the Russian National Orchestra
- (in English) Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati (World Management) : Dmitry Liss
- DMITRY LISS: CONDUCTING IS SORT OF A DISEASE