Dmitry Liss

Dmitry Liss, the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, is a representative of the Moscow conductor’s school and a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory (Dmitry Kitayenko’s class). 

– Winner of the LOVRO FON MATAČIĆ First International Conductors Competition in Zagreb, Croatia (1995) 

– Winner of the Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor’s Award in Literature and Art (2001) 

– Named as a “Conductor of the Year” by Russian newspaper “Music Review” (Moscow, 2002) 

– The Russian Federation State Award in Literature and Art (2008) for outstanding contribution to the development of philharmonic activity in Russia (Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated June 4, 2009, No.626) 

– People’s Artist of Russia National Award (2011) 

Dmitry Liss has recently worked with the Russian National Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, State Symphony Orchestra New Russia, the National Orchestra of France, the National Orchestra of Lille, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and symphony orchestras of Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, etc. 

Dmitry Liss has led the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra for 17 years; he has achieved new creative heights while also preserving and enriching the traditions of his predecessors. 

Dmitry Liss and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra have been on more than 20 tours in 10 countries (Spain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Japan, and the United States). 

From 1996 to 2012, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra participated in the following international projects and festivals: 

Festival of Giya Kancheli’s music (Yekaterinburg, 1996) 

Festival in memory of Avet Terteryan (Yekaterinburg, 1999) 

International Festival “XXI Biennale of Contemporary Music” in Zagreb, Croatia (1999) 

International Festival of French Music (2002) 

International Festival of Contemporary Art of the Netherlands (2002) 

Cannes Music Festival (2002) 

Europalia. Russia (Belgium, 2005) 

Le Festival International de Piano à la Roque d’Anthéron (2005, 2008, 2010) 

II Festival of Symphony Orchestras of the World (Moscow, 2007) 

La Folle Journée (France, Spain, Japan 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012) 

Music Festival Crescendo (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) 

Le festival de Radio France (2008, 2010) 

Le festival de musique classique à Saint-Riquier (2008) 

International Festival Stars on Baikal (Irkutsk, 2009) 

International Winter Festival Arts Square (St. Petersburg, 2009) 

Nuits de la Citadelle à Sisteron (2010) 

I International Eurasian Music Festival (Yekaterinburg, 2011) 

Russian Christmas at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC, 2011) 


2 july 2012

The Sverdlovsk Philharmonic and the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra under the auspices of the Union of Russian composers holds the Open Contest “Peter and the Wolf 2012” (hereinafter referred to as the Contest) to composers for a composition in symphonic music for children. The Contest will be held in September 2012 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.