Dmitri Bashkirov

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Dmitri Bashkirov
Born (1931-11-01) November 1, 1931 (age 87)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR

Dmitri Aleksandrovich Bashkirov (Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Башки́ров; born November 1, 1931) is a Russian pianist and educator.[1]

Bashkirov was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. His great-aunt Lina Stern, a biochemist, physiologist and humanist was the first female member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He became an Honored Artist of the RSFSR in 1968 and a People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1990. He is a recording artist with the Swiss classical record label Claves, with which he has recorded works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Beethoven.

As a pedagogue at the Moscow Conservatory (and later at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid), he raised many internationally renowned artists such as Arcadi Volodos, Dmitri Alexeev, Luis Fernando Pérez, Dang Thai Son, Nikolai Demidenko, Elena Bashkirova, Kirill Gerstein, Denis Kozhukhin, Eldar Nebolsin, Vestards Šimkus, David Kadouch, Jong Hwa Park, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Bruno Vlahek, Plamena Mangova, Stanislav Ioudenitch and many others.

Bashkirov has a daughter, Elena Bashkirova, who is married to Daniel Barenboim.[2]

Bashkirov has a son, Kirill Bashkirov who is a photographer specialised in portraiture, landscape and esports.


  1. ^ Zilberquit, Mark (1983). Russia's great modern pianists. Paganiniana Publications. pp. 441–469. ISBN 978-0-87666-796-5.
  2. ^ Jessica Duchen (2012-07-18). "Daniel and Michael Barenboim: The family that plays together..." The Independent. Retrieved 2014-12-11.

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