Dmitri CAPYRIN, composer


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"One of the most prominent composers of the younger generation of Russians…"
 Galina Grigor'yeva - New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians   Article
Dmitri Capyrin is a Russian composer who successfully combines a variety techniques, often using literary sources and motifs in his works. In several works Capyrin fluidly combines a variety of techniques, including traditional tonality, twelve-tone composition, and modality. Modality is an important element of Capyrin's compositional procedure: relying on essiaen's concept of limited transposition, he also experiments with the tone-semitone scale. While Capyrin treats structure as transformative within a single piece, which may create, at a superficial level, a feeling of uncertainty and ambivalence, his music conveys a clearly articulated message... 
Zoran Minderovic - AllMusic
Dmitri Capyrin was born in 1960 in Moscow
1979 graduated from the Moscow Music College, (Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music)
1984 graduated from the
Lviv State Conservatory (Lviv National Musical Academy named after Mykola Lysenko)
1992 master classes with
Poul Ruders and Edison Denisov in Lercherborg, Denmark
1994 Second prize in the Concorso di Composizione - ICONS in Torino ("Sounds and Voices" for Chamber Ensemble)
1996 Honorable mention in the International Competition of Musical Composition in Besancon, France ("Dreams" for Symphony Orchestra)
1995 Scholarship of the Berlin Akademie der Kunste for working on stage composition "Incarnation of Colour" for Painters, Dancers, Chamber Ensemble and Electronics.
2005 Finalist of the International Henri Dutilleux Competition, France (Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra)
2010 Finalist of the YouTube Online Composers Competition ("Hommage" - Chamber Symphony ¹2 for Symphony Orchestra)


Member of Composers Union of Russia
Member of Association for Contemporary Music
Member of SACEM (all world except the territory of Russia and the countries CIS)
Member of RAO  (territory of Russia and the countries CIS)


Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
State Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra
Croatian Armed Forces Symphonic Wind Orchestra
National Academic Symphonic Band of Ukraine
Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Lviv Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra
Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Four Seasons"
Moscow Instrumental Capella
Da Capo Chamber Players (USA)
Ensemble Kyiv Sinfonietta
HEX Ensemble (the Netherlands)
Ensemble Erwartung (France)
Studio New Music (Russia)
Duo Dialodia (Germany)
Work in Progress - Berlin
Ricochet Ensemble (Ukraine)
Frescos (Ukraine)
Duo Violoncellissimo (Ukraine)
Archaeus (Romania)
Ars Poetica (Moldova)
conductors Alexei Vinogradov, Vladimir Jurowsky, Fedor Lednev, Huub Kerstens, Vincent Kozlovsky, Arild Remmereit
pianists Ivar Mikhashoff, Mikhail Dubov
Esther Apituley viola player
cellist Alexander Zagorinsky
clarinetists Oleg Tantsov, Esther Lamneck
bassoonist Valeri Popov
guitarist Magnus Andersson
saxophonists Claude Delangle, Marc Sieffert, Alexei Volkov, Christoph Kirschke
percussionists Pedro Carneiro, Dmitry Shelkin
Almeida (London), Moscow Autumn, Présences 93 (Paris), Music Biennale Zagreb, Warsaw Autumn, Another Space (Moscow), Melos-Ethos (Bratislava), Contrasts (Lviv), NovAntiqua (Cologne), Tage Fur Neue Musik Zurich, Musica Nova, 'Sofia', ISCM World New Music Days (Zagreb), Internationale Tage Fur Neue Blockflotenmusic (Basel), Moscow Forum, Osterfestival in Innsbruck (Austria), Berlin in Moscow, Two Days and Two Nights of New Music, Spurensuche (Heidelberg), New Music Week (Bucharest), Festival International de Musica de Aveiro (Portugal), Kyiv Music Fest,International Youth Music Forum (Kyiv), Ilkhom-XX (Tashkent), Miteinander Erfahrungen in Mitteleuropa (Dresden), Dialogue of Cultures (Baku, Azerbajan), Contemporary Music Days (Bacau, Romania), Alternativa (Moscow), Kharkiv Assemblies (Ukraine), Frontiera (Pisa, Italy), Days of New Music (Kishinev, Moldova), Music Season Premieres (Kyiv), Musica Human (Zaporozhye, Ukraine), New Music in Kharkiv (Ukraine), L'univers de Edison Denisov (Moscow), Europe- Asia (Kasan, Tatarstan), Baroque and Avantgarde (Zaporozhye, Ukraine), New Performing Art (Rivne, Ukraine), Russia-Finland. Music of Friends (Moscow), Other Space (Moscow)
France, Germany, Holland, Luxemburg, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Israel, Latvia, Spain, Japan, China, Ukraine, Russia
Radio France, Deutsche Radio, Dutch radio, Chicago's Radio, Radio Orfei (Moscow), Radio Echo of Moscow, Radio Kyiv, Russian Television a.o.