Dimitri Illarionov is a brilliant classical guitarist. He is a multi-award winner of more than 20 international competitions in the U.S., Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia and other countries. He is winner of two of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world: Guitar Foundation of America Competition (2002, Miami, USA) and Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition (2008, Spain).
As well as performing numerous solo recitals, he is a frequent guest-soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras all over the world. Dimitri is one of the rare guitarists who appears so frequently with orchestra and has played with such orchestras as I Solisti Veneti, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta di Valencia etc.
His partners on stage are famous and recognized artists – conductors Claudio Scimone, Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy), Vladimir Fedoseyev, Dmitri Liss, Alexander Sladkovskiy (Russia) Gum Nanse (Korea), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), César Álvarez (Spain), flautist Patrick Gallois (France), Artis-Quartet (Austria), Roland Dyens (France), cellist Boris Andrianov, pianist Denis Matsuev (Russia), violinist Julian Rachlin (Austria), lute player Edin Karamazov.