Dmitri Vorobiev first came to international attention after winning the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy in 1994, followed by performances at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto and numerous recitals throughout Italy. Mr. Vorobiev has been a major prize-winner in the Busoni, Cincinnati World, Ibla Grand Prize, A.M.A. Calabria, Iowa, and Alabama international piano competitions. In 2000, he placed first and also took three special prizes at the UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, and in 2003, Dmitri won the first prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition. He appeared as a soloist with Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Pretoria Chamber Orchestra, Durban Symphony, Terni Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony and Western Piedmont Symphony. His solo recitals took him throughout the United States, Israel, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, and South Africa.
A native of Moscow, Russia, Dmitri began his piano studies when he was 5. He attended the School of Music and the Music College of the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Nina Levitzkaya and Victor Bunin. In 1992, he was invited by Eric Larsen to study at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. Mr. Vorobiev completed his Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship student of Marc Silverman and winner of the Harold Bauer award. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, working with Arthur Greene.
Dmitri Vorobiev is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music, where he is also Founder and Artistic Director of the Midwest International Piano Competition. In the fall of 2017 he will join the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as an Associate Professor of piano. Mr. Vorobiev is now Artistic Director and leading teacher of the Leipzig Summer Piano Institute in Germany - an intensive three-week course of piano lessons, master classes, and seminars.