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Dmitri Pogorelov

Dmitri Pogorelov

Fixed 4th Chair/First

  • Dmitri joined the Colorado Symphony in 2018 as the Fixed Fourth Chair/First Violin.
  • He previously served as concertmaster under Bernard Haitink, Sir Mark Elder, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Pierre Boulez for the Phoenix Symphony and Chicago Symphony’s Civic Orchestra.

A seasoned orchestral performer, Mr. Pogorelov (he/him) has worked under Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Sir Mark Elder, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Larry Rachleff, and Esa-Pekka Salonen as Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony’s Civic Orchestra. Dmitri serves as Concertmaster of Lancaster Festival Orchestra (OH), and Associate Concertmaster of the Peninsula Music Festival (WI). He was also previously a member of the Phoenix Symphony violin section.

An in-demand chamber musician, Mr. Pogorelov has served as First Violinist with the Kontras Quartet. He also performed with members of Vermeer, Avalon, Miami, Amernet, Spektral, and the Fine Arts string quartets, the Lincoln Trio, and Eighth Blackbird Ensemble.

As a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra concertmaster Dmitri has performed at the Chicago Symphony Center, the Ravinia Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory), Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern, Switzerland), and has also been featured on CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, WBEZ and WFMT Chicago. Dmitri has collaborated with renowned jazz and bluegrass artists – Branford Marsalis, the Kruger Brothers, and Steve Martin, performing on the main stages of Telluride, Rocky Grass, Merlefest and IBMA festivals.
Dmitri can be heard on recordings of chamber music by Gunther Schuller, Yehudi Wyner, Eric Ewazen, Kevin Volans, Dan Visconti, and Jens Krüger.

Dr. Pogorelov holds degrees in music performance from Northwestern (DMA), DePaul (MM), and Lynn (BM) universities, having studied with Gerardo Ribeiro, Ilya Kaler, Elmar Oliveira, and Sergiu Schwartz.  Dmitri performs on a 19th century German violin on loan to him from the lifelong mentor, Archbishop Zinovy (Korzinkin).