Dmitry Zagumennikov is a Russian classical guitarist born in 1987. He received his first guitar lessons at the age of eleven from Vadim Belov. He also studied piano at music school, where he finished with distinction.
In 2002, he moved to Moscow to focus on the guitar, studying with Nikolay Komolyatov – first at the Alfred Schnittke College of Music and later at the Gnesin’s State Academy of Music, finishing in 2011. From 2012 to 2015 he studied at the Graz University of Art in Austria, with Martin Mysliveček. During this time, he won many awards including competitions in Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Belgorod and Pescara.
Since 2014, Mr. Zagumennikov has lived in Berlin, Germany, where he currently works toward his master’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music with Daniel Göritz.
He performs internationally from Russia and Europe to the Middle East, and also performs with various chamber and symphony orchestras as well as small ensemble groups.
His guitar playing is characterized by brilliant technique, delicate control of dynamic nuances, great depth of interpretation and an extensive repertoire covering periods and styles from Renaissance through Impressionism and contemporary music.
In 2016, Zagumennikov recorded a CD with works by Villa-Lobos, Ponce, and Rodrigo.