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 Fryderyk 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, Aylen Pritchin, Alexander Rudin and soprano Kateryna Kasper.
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 "Preis der Deutsche Schallplattenkritik" and "International Classical Music Awards".
Dmitry’s upcoming CD is set to be released this year by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute: with late works by Chopin recorded on a Pleyel Fortepiano No. 14810 which belonged to Chopin and was his very last instrument.
Highlights in Dmitry’s 2023 season include debuting at the Berlin Philharmonie and Cologne Philharmonie, performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Hummel together with the Freiburger Barockorchester, one of the world's foremost orchestras on period instruments.
In January 2024, Dmitry will perform Mozart's Double Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maxim Emelyanychev. Concerts will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Dmitry is currently based in Germany. In addition to performing around the world, he teaches piano and fortepiano at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.