in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his musical education
at the age of 4 with his parents, both professional violinists. In 1981
he entered the Conservatoire for highly talented children. In 1989 he
won the prize of the National Competition for Young Violinists in
Novossibirsk, Russia. He was then invited to perform recitals in his
native country and appeared as a soloist with St Petersburg Philharmonic
and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestras.
1990, he obtained a scholarship from the Young Musicians' Foundation in
the USA and gave his first recitals in New York, San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Dallas.
1992 to 1995 he continued his musical education with professors Philip
Hirshborn and Hermann Krebbers. From 1993 until 1996 he won the
following international competitions : Kloster Schontal violin
competition, Premio Paganini and Louis Spohr, Tibor Varga, Montréal
and Sibelius and Pretoria.
Makhtin made his French debut in Paris in 1997 with Evgeny Svetlanov and
the Russian State Symphony Orchestra followed by his American debut in
1998 with the Cleveland Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin. From then on, he
has performed orchestras such as : Het Residentie, Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France, St Petersburg Philharmonic and Symphony
Orchestras, Sydney Radio and TV Orchestras, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic
Orchestra, Montpellier National Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam,
Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Solistes Européens
du Luxembourg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.