Dmitry Uvarov: Biography

Dmitry Uvarov (born 1985), saxophone player. Lives in Paris (France). Dmitry began learning to play the saxophone professionally in 2002, while attending the class of professor Alexey Tikhonov at the Mussorgsky Music College in Saint-Petersburg. Graduating cum laude with honors from the College, he then entered the department of wind instruments at the Orchestra faculty at the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory. There, studied the saxophone with the same professor. He graduated from the Conservatory in 2011.

In 2010 he passed the entrance examination for the Aix-en-Provence Conservatory (France), and studied there under professor Jean-Pierre Caens. In 2012 he moved his studies at the Versailles Conservatory, where he studied under Vincent David. Dmitry Uvarov is a laureate of the Russian National Competition in Krasnodar (I prize) and of several international competitions in Italy – «Amici della musica 2000» (I prize, 2004), «Musica della Val Tidone» (IV prize, 2004) and «Città di Minerbio» (IV prize, 2004). He also participated in several international competitions, such as «Classics in the streets» in Switzerland (I prize, 2006), «Art of the 21st century» in Finland (Grand Prix, 2006), «Delphic Games» (silver medal, 2009) and «Concours National de Musique» in France (II prize and special prize of the jury, 2011).

He has rich experience in collaborating working, with different orchestras. Since 2006 he has been an member of the orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Capella. He is also a guest performer of the Mariinsky theatre and the Saint-Petersburg Academic Philharmonic (n.a. D.D. Shostakovich) orchestras. He performs regularly in different parts of the world. Recently he took part in international festivals in Wittenberg (Germany), in Aix-en-Provence (France), in Italy «Young talents of Saint-Petersburg» and in Shanghai «Days of Saint-Petersburg in China». Dmitry Uvarov’s repertory includes musical pieces belonging of many different cultures: from the works of European composers of the baroque era to 21st century Japanese music.

He currently teaches at the Sergei Rakhmaninoff Russian Conservatory of Paris.

Krasnodar Russian National Competition, Russia
(2004, I prize)

“Amici della musica 2000″, Italy
(2004, I prize)

“Musica della Vai Tidone”, Italy
(2004, IV prize)

“Citta di Minerbiro”, Italy
(2004, IV prize)

“Classic on the street”, Switzerland
(2006, I prize)

“Art of the 21st century”, Finland
(2006, Grand Prix)

Delphic Games, Russia
(2009, silver medal)

Concours National de Musique, France
(2011, II prize and special prize of the jury)

1st International Saxophone Competition “Josip Nochta”, Croatia
(2014, IV prize)