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The Cape Town Concert Series prides itself on presenting the finest chamber music and recital artists available in the country and we are excited to announce for our next concert we will be moving to the City Hall for a special recital with pianist Dmitry Shishkin.

Shishkin, silver medalist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, is internationally critically acclaimed for both his creative and individual approach to music, as well as his brilliant piano skills. His achievement in the prestigious 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition which followed first place in 2018 at the 73rd Geneva International Music Competition where he performed with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, has established him as one of the world’s most sought-after pianists.

His programme for the Concert Series begins with Scarlatti Sonatas K1, K466, K380 and K319, followed by Les Trois Mains and Le Rappel des Oiseaux by Rameau and the first half completes with Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor.

After the interval he continues with the Suite Bergamasque and L’isle Joyeuse by Debussy before finishing with Scherzo No.2, Op 31 and Polonaise Op. 53 by Chopin.

The concert takes place on the morning of Saturday 24th June starting at 11am  at the Cape Town City Hall. Dmitry is also performing there with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on the 22nd, and we are grateful for the use of their wonderful Steinway grand piano. We also thank Bill van Rensburg for sponsoring Dmitry’s fee in memory of his partner David Luyt

As with the CPO concerts, there is free parking reserved on the Grand Parade for our patrons and refreshments will be on sale in the foyer.

Tickets for this one-off concert experience are from https://qkt.io/Shishkin24June
(R250 regular, R190 pensioner, R100 students. Selected bay seats are available for R300 per person).

For more information please email info@ctconcerts.co.za

For more details about the programme click here and go Inside the Concert with Albert Combrink Inside the Concert – Dmitry Shishkin


Dmitry Shishkin is a critically acclaimed Russian pianist who has been highlighted for both his creative and individual approach to music, as well as his brilliant piano skills by the international press. “In his playing we can hear both excellence and playfulness.” He was awarded a silver medal in June 2019 at the prestigious 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition and won the first place prize in November 2018 at the 73rd Geneva International Music Competition where he performed with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Dmitry demonstrated an exceptional talent for the piano at a very young age. He performed his first recital at the age of three and orchestra concert at the age of six.  He then entered the prestigious Gnessin Moscow School of Music for gifted children (class of Mikhail Khokhlov) at the age of nine and then attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Eliso Virsaladze). He has also studied in Sicily at the “Vincenzo Bellini” State Conservatory in Catania with Epifanio Comis, and in Hannover at Musikhochschule with Arie Vardi.

From a young age, Dmitry has won many competitions, and received numerous awards and scholarships from Russia and abroad. He is a prize winner of such renowned competitions as Busoni in Bolzano (third place prize in 2013); Rio de Janeiro (second place prize in 2014); Chopin in Warsaw (sixth place prize in 2015); Queen Elisabeth in Brussels (finalist in 2016); and the first place prize winner of the Top of the World Competition in Tromsø (2017).

Dmitry currently resides in Switzerland, but performs around the world. Most notably, he has collaborated with the Mariinsky Theatre, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Russian National Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium with conductor Marin Alsop. Dmitry’s concert schedule additionally includes festival performances- notably Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Bergen Music Festival, Chopin and his European Festival, and Brescia Bergamo Music Festival.