My name is Dimitri Illarionov. I am a guitarist: mainly classical, sometimes not very classical. But still 100% academic musician. Welcome to my virtual ‘hopeness’ 👉 page.
In case you are wondering how to spell those «Ill» in the beginning of my last name, just say: first: «Hillary», second: «On», third: «Off».
ILLARI-ON-OV. It is much easier than you may think.
I do like to play solo as well as with other great people and orchestras.
Below 👇👇👇 you can watch couple of video examples.
Here’s some ‘Hopeness’ for you – a piece I wrote in 2014.
* ‘Hopeness’ is a neologism for a state or condition of having hope.
* You need to know that ‘World premiere’ is my favorite word, I am serious
If you want to follow the evolution of my career with just four highlights, here they are.
Soloist Exam Diploma
After years of studying classical guitar in Russia with Prof. Alexander Frauchi, and announcing his last competition in October 2010 in Israel, Dimitri gets his final diploma in Germany in the University of Music in Karlsruhe, and focused on his artistic and teaching career. Since then, he performed hundreds of concerts every year in more than 30 countries, organized numerous guitar festivals and competitions, and influenced many guitarists of the younger generation.
Won the Guitar Foundation of America solo guitar competition
One of the world's most prestigious guitar competitions. Start of the intensive international career
First Solo Recital
During studies in Tchaikovskiy College in Moscow under the guidance of Natalia Dmitrieva
Started playing guitar
First guitar lessons with Valery Yemelyanov and Elena Bondarenko
Dimitri Illarionov proudly plays on SAVAREZ