Dmitry Nilov: “Academism is essential to my work”
- Dmitry Nilov is known to all who are interested in guitar music. Since 2003 the musician has given hundreds of concerts in philharmonic concert halls all over Russia, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. He performed in Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus. But it’s not easy to find the latest information about him and his name can rarely be seen on the placards of guitar festivals. Why?
- The guitar techniques when it becomes the only and ultimate goal, a kind of sport, or when it is used as the means of mere illustration – all of these do not refer to Dmitry Nilov. His goal is art and the desire to get to the depth of the magic of music through the magic of the music instrument. It’s a cognitive process which is being revealed in his individual performing style and outstanding talent. He has deep understanding of form and the ability to express it with the help of limitless arsenal of touches. The power and the clearness of his guitar allow him to achieve amazing subtlety and volume of sound. His road to recognition by professionals, as it often happens especially in art, was not an easy one. It demanded from Dmitry not only hard work, ambitions to excel, and talent but also the ability to make decisions that by many did and probably will be considered unpopular.