Piano

Prof. Dmitry Ablogin

Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts

This masterclass took part in the past. Take a look at our list of upcoming masterclasses.
Course services

Individual lessons (open to the public)
Providing certificates of completion of the course

Course location

Villa Rahlstedt
Paalende 24, 22149 Hamburg, Germany

About Prof. Dmitry Ablogin

Dmitry Ablogin is regarded as one of the most brilliant and creative keyboard artists of his generation.

Dmitry studied piano under the guidance of Vladimir Tropp at the Gnessin Academy in Moscow and graduated with distinction in 2012. His marked interest in historical pianos led him to Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, where he studied fortepiano and historically informed performance with Jesper Bøje Christensen.

Dmitry has won prizes at numerous piano competitions: the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (Warsaw, 2018), the International Competition “Musica Antiqua” for Pianoforte (Bruges, 2019), the German Piano Open (Hanover, 2016), the International Vera Lotar-Shevchenko Competition (Novosibirsk, 2010) and the Nikolai Rubinstein Competition (Paris, 2006) to name a few.

In October 2021, Dmitry won the 10th International German Pianist Award and made his début at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

Dmitry has performed at the “Chopin and his Europe” festival, organised in Warsaw by the Chopin Institute, in 2019, 2020, and 2022, and the Miami International Piano Festival (USA). He has also given concerts in Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Finland, Russia and Switzerland.

As a chamber music partner, he regularly performs with artists such as the Eliot String Quartet, the Henschel Quartet, Alena Baeva, Anastasia Kobekina and soprano Kateryna Kasper.

Highlights of Dmitry's 2023-24 season include debuting at the Berlin Philharmonie, Cologne Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Freiburg, Edinburgh Queen's Hall and Glasgow City Halls.

He appears as a soloist together with the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Nürnberger Symphoniker.

Dmitry has made CD recordings for prominent labels such as Naxos, Genuin, Organum Classics. In 2022, he released three albums, including his first solo recording featuring two versions of the Diabelli Variations by Beethoven – on a modern piano (Fazioli grand) and a period piano (Streicher Fortepiano 1825). This CD has been presented on BR Klassik and in the VAN Magazin as the Album of the week.

Two previous recordings, chamber music by César Franck with the Eliot Quartet and songs by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn with soprano Kateryna Kasper were nominated for prestigious awards such as "Opus Klassik", "Preis der Deutsche Schallplattenkritik" and "International Classical Music Awards".

Dmitry‘s most recent album has been released in October 2023 by the Chopin Institute. He recorded a unique selection of Chopin's late works on a Pleyel Fortepiano No. 14810 which once belonged to Chopin and was his very last instrument.

Dmitry is currently based in Germany. In addition to performing around the world, he leads a piano class at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.

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