Dmitry Golovanov (Lithuania)
The repertoire of young and versatile piano virtuoso Dmitry Golovanov (b. 1983), quickly making headway in jazz world, ranges from standards (with big bands) to modern creative (with Riot). Dmitry graduated at the Balys Dvarionas School of Music and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and is a graduate student of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig. In 2000, his ensemble Jazz Pictures became the youngest group ever to appear in the Vilnius Jazz Festival. In 2001 Dmitry Golovanov was ranked the best keyboard player at the National Young Jazz Musicians Competition in Vilnius. In 2002 he won the second prize at the Junior Jazz Group Competition in Vilnius (with Jazz Pictures), in 2006 the third prize at the International Piano Improvisation Competition in Vilnius, and in 2007 he became the winner of the Vilnius Jazz Young Power competition.
- Dmitry Golovanov: piano