Keyboardist and pianist Dmitrij Golovanov is skilled in both acoustic piano and electronic keyboards; he is also at ease with modern sonorities and technologies. Quickly making headway in jazz world, the pianist has strong technique; is versatile, constructive and emotional at the same time. Well-grounded in rich history of jazz, the young musician is developing his own style, revealing both his pensive and witty nature.
Performing on jazz scene for more than ten years, Dmitrij Golovanov is actively involved in Lithuanian jazz life; collaborates with Lithuanian jazz masters. His repertoire ranges from jazz classics (with Big Bands) to original creative (with group Riot).
The pianist graduated from B. Dvarionas School of Music, studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and F. Mendelssohn Collage of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. He has been a prize-winner in several competitions, appeared in a number of festivals and concerts, and recorded several CDs.
Currently, he collaborates with Janas Maksimovičius, Liudas Mockūnas and group Riot; also plays in Leipzig based unconventional international formation Beat Freisens Spelunkenorchester (formed in 2006), comprised from traditional jazz trio and string quartet. As its regular member, Golovanov recently has appeared in festival Leipzig Jazz Tage 2007. His keyboards are also featured in Magic Mushrooms, last year’s laureate of Vilnius Jazz Young Power.
Having graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as a jazz performer and teacher, Dmitrij Golovanov has joined its faculty this year.
In his participant’s application for Vilnius Jazz Young Power Dmitrij Golovanov has described his motivation as “overmastering inner desire”. At the final round he presents his composition Infected.
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