Dmitry Nilov


A. Barrios. Un Sueño en la Floresta. 2019


  • We keep on talking about the classical guitarist Dmitry Nilov. It's been almost two years since our first publication - now time has come to continue the conversation. And, first of all, to answer the question: why the musician’s name rarely appears on the posters of guitar festivals?
  • A concert musician is usually seen on stage. We enjoy the concert without thinking that it's just the top of “the iceberg”. What's hidden in the depths of the ongoing events comes to our consciousness in an extremely shortened form as meaning scraps and flashes of true understanding. This has various reasons: artists don't like and don't want to talk about inner workings, and musicologists don't hurry up with final expert assessments, often preferring historical characters to their contemporaries. Perhaps because historical characters will not be able to argue with them if something goes wrong (not according to their plan). In this sense, this article is unique. That’s because the personal concert administrator of Dmitry Nilov - Sergey Bykovsky shares his "intimate glimpse" with us.



Hello Dmitry! I visited your last concert in Tomsk and was greatly impressed by your skill to master the art of instrument's sound. I wish I could take your consultation. What are your financial conditions?



Hello, Irina! Thank you so much for your well-timed question, because during this year I plan to engage in teaching more actively. Please, follow updates of my website in October. Last details are specified at the moment. Financial conditions will depend on a type of communication, you choose. For teachers and tutors discounts will be provided!


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Dmitry Nilov was born in 1978 in Smolensk (Russia). His first music experience started with the piano playing, when he was five, but at ten the guitar had become his final choice. During his study at the music school (1988-1994, class of S.A. Soltan) and the music college (1994-1997, class of V.F. Pavluchenkov) he became the winner in a number of national and international contests for young musicians and was awarded the scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 1997-2002 Dmitry was a student of the Gnesins’ State Academy of Music in Moscow (class of Professor and Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Frauchi).

In 1998-2002 he became twice a participant of the final and a laureate of the “Printemps de la guitare” contest, held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola (Valkur, Belgium), one of the world’s most prestigious guitar contests, included into the list of WFIMC (World Federation of International). During this period of time Dmitry Nilov also took part in the Grand Finale concert of the XXXVII “Russian Winter” festival in “Stars of XXI century – young talents of Russia” program (Moscow State Philharmonic Society, Russia).

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