Dmitry Evgrafov

Dmitry Evgrafov is a hugely talented young Moscow-based pianist / composer / multi-instrumentalist.

Having studied Sound Design in Moscow, Dmitry’s music blends intimate piano parts with delicately evocative string arrangements and rich electronics, bringing to mind the work of contemporary artists such as Goldmund or Nils Frahm (with whom Dmitry has performed live) whilst retaining roots in the minimalism of the likes of Arvo Pärt or La Monte Young and classical stalwarts like Ludivico Einaudi and Michael Nyman.

Completely self-taught (he has never attended any music class), Dmitry began to play music from the age of fourteen, starting out on guitar before quickly moving onto piano. Between 2011 – 13 he released an EP and two albums, the first of these arriving at the age of just seventeen. Largely self-released online with next to no promotion, the most recent of these ‘records’, ‘Pereehali’ is a particularly beautiful combination of luminous, contemplative piano rooted in a particular location and subtly enhanced with smeared tape manipulations.

Despite their obvious quality, Dmitry declared himself less than happy with these three early releases, and decided to take a break after ‘Pereehali’ in order to rethink his approach to composing. Some time later he started working as a sound designer and composer, writing bespoke music for a number of videos, reels, commercials, audiovisual installations and scores.  In summer 2015 Dmitry completed a degree course in sound design and is currently employed as a composer/sound designer for Bubl, who make musical/creative mobile apps aimed at children.

Having been impressed enough to help out in the compiling of ‘Pereehali’ back in 2013, FatCat’s David Howell remained in touch with Dmitry and in early 2015 signed the composer to the 130701 imprint. Dmitry’s debut album for 130701, ‘Collage’, was released in October 2015.

Fluid Radio have described Dmitry as “…a prodigious young talent hailing from Moscow, who imparts into his music a maturity which seems grounded by practice far beyond his years… one gets the impression that Dmitry Evgrafov will become an important contributor to his generation’s neo-classical movement.”

Having studied Sound Design in Moscow, Dmitry’s music blends intimate piano parts with delicately evocative string arrangements and rich electronics, bringing to mind the work of contemporary artists such as Goldmund or Nils Frahm (with whom Dmitry has performed live) whilst retaining roots in the minimalism of the likes of Arvo Pärt or La Monte Young and classical stalwarts like Ludivico Einaudi and Michael Nyman.

Completely self-taught (he has never attended any music class), Dmitry began to play music from the age of fourteen, starting out on guitar before quickly moving onto piano. Between 2011 – 13 he released an EP and two albums, the first of these arriving at the age of just seventeen. Largely self-released online with next to no promotion, the most recent of these ‘records’, ‘Pereehali’ is a particularly beautiful combination of luminous, contemplative piano rooted in a particular location and subtly enhanced with smeared tape manipulations.

Despite their obvious quality, Dmitry declared himself less than happy with these three early releases, and decided to take a break after ‘Pereehali’ in order to rethink his approach to composing. Some time later he started working as a sound designer and composer, writing bespoke music for a number of videos, reels, commercials, audiovisual installations and scores.  In summer 2015 Dmitry completed a degree course in sound design and is currently employed as a composer/sound designer for Bubl, who make musical/creative mobile apps aimed at children.

Having been impressed enough to help out in the compiling of ‘Pereehali’ back in 2013, FatCat’s David Howell remained in touch with Dmitry and in early 2015 signed the composer to the 130701 imprint. Dmitry’s debut album for 130701, ‘Collage’, was released in October 2015.

Fluid Radio have described Dmitry as “…a prodigious young talent hailing from Moscow, who imparts into his music a maturity which seems grounded by practice far beyond his years… one gets the impression that Dmitry Evgrafov will become an important contributor to his generation’s neo-classical movement.”