Born in 1960, Dmitry 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 Matačić (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 conductors from his generation and performed with the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra, Residentieorkest, North Netherlands Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra et al.
Dmitri Liss performed with Mstislav Rostropovich, Gidon Kremer, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrei Gavrilov, Boris Berezovsky, Yuri Bashmet, Viktor Tretyakov, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Nataly Gutman, Sol Gabetta, Alexander Kniazev, Sergey Krylov, Peter Donohoe, Dmitry 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, Beethovenfest of Bonn et al.
Dmitri Liss has recorded CDs for Warner Classics, Mirare and Harmonia Mundi, including Miaskovsky’s Symphonies Nos. 6 and 10; Tchaikovsky’s Piano concerto No. 1, Piano concerto by Khachaturian and complete Piano concertos by Rachmaninoff with Boris Berezovsky; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 and Francesca da Rimini; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Russian Easter. He recorded Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Boris Berezovsky and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dmitri Liss is the Chief conductor of the South Netherlands Philharmonic from September 2016.
During the season 2016/2017, Dmitri Liss will conduct the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, the Odense Symphony Orchestra as well as the Dortmund Symphony Orchestra. He will tour with the Ural Philharmonic in Germany and France and will conduct the South Netherlands Philharmonic at the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron.