Dmitry Batalov was born in 1997 in Moscow. In 2016 he graduated with honors from the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory, in 2021 – from Moscow Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky, where he received pianistic and musicologic education (in the classes of prof. Natalia Trull and prof. Grigory Lyzhov). Since 2022 he is pursuing «MASP in contemporary music» degree at the Music-Akademie der Stadt Basel (classes of Prof. Sarah Maria Sun and Prof. Yaron Deutsch).
In October 2020, he won the 2nd prize and four special prizes at the biggest competition for the performance of contemporary piano music – Concours International de piano d’Orleans (France). He is also a laureate of San-Daniele international piano meetings (2016, 2017), winner of the 1st prize at the “Music Academy” competition (2020). Most recently (August 2022) he became a laureate of the 8th John Cage Award in Halberstadt, Germany.
His repertoire ranges from early-Baroque keyboard pieces to the present time, but the main focus of it is solo and chamber music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Thus, he played a number of Russian premieres (of works by B. Furrer, T. Murail, H. Dufourt, J. Harvey, M. Andre, M. Stroppa, R. Lazkano, R. Saunders, K. Bauckholt and many others) and some world premieres as well. Now, whilst studying in Switzerland, he is largely focused on performing Swiss, German and Austrian piano literature of our time. He has been a participant of the festivals Moscow Forum, Sound Up Forte, Gnesin Contemporary Music Week, Archstoyanie, 5 evenings and others. He performed and collaborated with ensembles Intercontemporain, Opensound orchestra, Studio for New Music, being also an author of works on the piano music by D. Ligeti, G. Ustvolskaya and T. Murail. He regularly takes private lessons with the masters of new music – Margaret Leng-Tan, Florent Boffard, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Hsin-Huei Huang.
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