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Dmitri Berlinsky

Yung Chin

Meng-Chieh Liu
Boris Slutsky
Hao-Tun Teng
Dmitri Berlinsky

  Mr. Berlinsky arrived to the International scene as the youngest winner in history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. This victory led to his performance on Nicolo Paganini’s own Guarneri del Gesu instrument, a privilege shared by only a handful of artists in history. Subsequent triumphs at the Montreal International Violin Competition (the First Price), the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, have led him to appear with major orchestras in Europe, Russia, the Far East, North and south America. Mr. Berlinsky has performed in such major venues as Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegi Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservastory, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Schattspiellhaus, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Bonn Beethoven Hall, and Le Place des Arts in Montreal among others.  

   Since coming to the United States in 1990 as the winner of the renowned Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Berlinsky has performed hundreds of concerts and given recitals in more than forty states throughout the USA. He has also performed in Australia, Mexico, Korea, Czech Republic, Uruguay, Belgium, France, Russia, Canada, Japan Taiwan, Guatemala, Peru and Italy.

  Born in Petersburg into a family of musicians, Mr. Berlinsky began studying the violin with his father. At a very early age he appeared as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony and the Moscow Philharmonic. He studied at the Music School for Gifted Children with L. Ivaschenko, B. Sergeev, B. Gutnikov and M. Bezverkhny. Later he attended the Moscow Conservatory where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees studying under Victor Tretiakov, E. Chugaeva and N. Latinsky. After graduating from Moscow Mr. Berlinsky was invited to work with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School from where he graduated in 1993.

  Dmitri Berlisky has recorded for Melodya and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mr. Berlinsky’s Pavane CD of a live recital recorded at Waterloo has won critical acclaim. His latest recording ”Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher” was released in the summer of 1997 on Helicon Records.
Dmitri Berlinsky is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the Michigan State University School of Music.