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As a prize-winner at numerous prestigious competitions, Dmytro Choni has already made a name for himself on the international stage. He is a winner of the 1st Prize and the Gold Medal at the world-famous Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition (Spain, 2018) as well as a laureate of the Leeds (Great Britain, 2021), Bösendorfer USASU (USA, 2019), Vendome Prize (Switzerland, 2019), Los Angeles (USA, 2018), ZF-Musikpreis (Germany, 2018), Ferruccio Busoni (Italy, 2017), Vladimir Horowitz (Ukraine, 2017), San Marino (San Marino, 2016) international piano competitions. The pianist was awarded the prestigious “Prix du Piano Bern” (Switzerland, 2019) and “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize” (Italy, 2017).


His debut album was released by Naxos in 2020, containing works from the 20th century by Debussy, Ginastera, Ligeti and Prokofiev. The CD received a "Supersonic Award" by Pizzicato magazine and was highly acclaimed by the international critics saying that "Dmytro Choni’s thoroughbred playing already possesses real greatness and ingenious breath" – Remy Franck; "The young man could be one of the 21st century's most outstanding pianists" – David Denton. 


Dmytro regularly performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras, such as Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, RTVE Symphony, Ensemble Esperanza, Community of Madrid, Seongnam Philharmonic, Republic of San Marino Symphony, Oviedo Filarmonía, Ukraine National Symphony, Castilla y León Symphony, Liechtenstein Symphony, Dominican Republic National Symphony. He worked with conductors Andrew Manze, Yaron Traub, Baldur Brönnimann, Pablo González, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Nanse Gum, Lucas Macías, Maximino Zumalave, Mark Kadin, Virginia Martínez, Volodymyr Sirenko, Francesco Ommassini, José Antonio Molina, Rubén Gimeno. 


He appeared at the Kissinger Sommer, Verbier Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Stars and Rising Stars Munich, MiTo Settembre Musica, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Santander International Festival. The performances in Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot, Minato Mirai Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Música and Teatro Colón have made a lasting impression on his musical development. 


Chamber music also forms an important part of Dmytro Choni’s musical activities. He has collaborated with Cuarteto Quiroga, Quartetto di Cremona, Calidore String Quartet, violinists Rudens Turku, Andrej Bielow, Mari Samuelsen. 


Dmytro was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1993. The first piano lesson he received at the age of four from Galina Zaslavets. Later, he went on to study in Kyiv with Nina Naiditch and Prof. Yuri Kot. He is currently studying with Prof. Dr. Milana Chernyavska at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.