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Music Director of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief conductor of the South Netherlands Philharmonic
Artistic director of the International Festival EURASIA
Russian Emeritus Artist

Born in 1960, Dmitri Liss is a graduate from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with the Music Director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Professor Dmitry Kitayenko. Dmitri Liss started to work with this orchestra as Kitayenko’s assistant. He won the International Competition of Young Conductors «Lovro Matacic» (Zagreb, 1995). Dmitry Liss is Artistic Director/Chief Conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995. In 1997-1999 he was Principal Russian Conductor of the American Russian Youth Orchestra and was appointed Associate Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (1999-2003).

Dmitri Liss is recognized as one of the best conductor from his generation and performed with the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St.-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Big Tchaïkovski State Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra, Residentieorkest, North Netherlands Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra…

Dmitri Liss performed with M. Rostropovich, G. Kremer, M. Pletniev,  A. Gavrilov, B. Berezovsky, W. Marsalis, Y. Bashmet, V. Tretyakov, V. Repin, S. Mintz, G. Apap, A. Suwanai, N. Gutman, C. Carr, S. Gabetta, A. Kniazev, B. Belkin, P. Donohoe, C. Katsaris, D. Bashkirov. He took part in numerous international festivals including La Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo, Festival Radio France de Montpellier, Festival de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Europalia in Belgium and “Festival Symphony Orchestras of the world” in Moscow…

In the season of 2005-06 D. Liss recorded 6 CDs for Warner Classics Miaskovsky’s  Symphonies Nos. 6 and 10; Tchaikovsky’s Piano concerto No. 1, Piano concerto by Khachaturian with Boris Berezovsky) and for Mirare Harmonia Mundi complete Piano concertos by Rachmaninov with Boris Berezovsky; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 and Francesca da Rimini; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Russian Easter. He recently recorded for Mirare Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto with Boris Berezovsky and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dmitri Liss is the Chief conductor of the South Netherlands Philharmonicfor 3 years, starting the season September 2016.


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