young russian guitarist Dimitri Illarionov (born 1979) is one of
the most brilliant classical guitarists of his generation.
In 1997, he graduated with honors from the Academic Music
College at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (Natalia Dmitrieva
class) and continu ed his studies at the Gnessin Academy in the
class of Alexander Frauchi from where he graduated in 2002 “cum
Since that year, he has a class of his own at that academy.
Dimitri is the laureate of numerous international competitions,
such as “Classical heritage”, “Guitar Moscow”, “Guitar in Russia”,
“Alexander Tansman Competition for all instruments”, “Gdansk International
Competition”, “Printemps de la guitare”.
In addition to numerous appearances in Russia, he has
performed in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Poland, France,
Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Canada, Korea and the USA.