Dmitry Ishkhanov, celebrated as one of the brightest talents among the pianists of the new generation, possesses a compelling story that spans continents and cultures. Born into an Armenian family, his journey led him to Malta at the age of three, where he embraced his Maltese identity.

Amongst his biggest accomplishments, in September 2016, at the age of 11, Dmitry represented Malta at the Eurovision of Young Musicians held in Cologne, Germany, and became the youngest finalist in the Eurovision history. Furthermore at the age of 14, Dmitry has debuted in Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and conductor Miran Vaupotić. Furthermore, He released his first CD "Virtuoso" in October of 2021 with Parma Recordings playing a program by Chopin. At thirteen, he made his auspicious debut at the Lucerne Festival. The Luzerner Zeitung, following his triumphant performance, declared, "Evgeny Kissin, Grigory Sokolov – your successor is coming.“ 

Dmitry Ishkhanov demonstrated an interest in music yet at the age of 3 when he started playing the piano with his babysitter. In 2013 when he was only 8, he had completed 5 grades in Practical Piano of the ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK) based in Malta. Starting from 2014 and up to 2020 Dmitry had been studying in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with professors Nina Tichman and Gesa Lücker. Simultaneously, he studied in Humboldt-Gymnasium Köln and finished high-school in Malta. Dmitry is currently studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, with Prof. Pavel Gililov. 

From his first piano teacher being Lolita Poghosyan, Dmitry never stops improving himself and steadily walks to his big dream. Masterclasses with Arie Vardi, Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Andreas Frölich, Arkady Zinziper, Leonel Morales, Andrea Bonatta, Aquiless Delle Vigne, Lev Natochenny, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Valeriy Pyasetskiy, Felix Gottlieb, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Grigory Gruzman, Zhe Tang, Alfred Brendel, Dmitry Alexeev, Bernd Goetzke and many others have significantly influenced on Dmitry’s young career.  

Dmitry has achieved remarkable success in numerous international competitions and is very active in performing within the framework of various festivals: Nuits Musicales du Suquet, Lucerne Festival, Washington International Piano Festival, Palazzo Ricci, Piano Academy Eppan, and others. He has performed at prestigious concerts halls: Kennedy Centre, Cologne Philharmonic, Smetana Hall, Beethoven House Bonn, Musikverein Goldener Saal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mozarteum Grosser Saal, Elbphilharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall in New York and many others. 

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