Yegor Dyachkov

Academic title(s): 

Course Instructor (Cello; Piano Ensembles)

Yegor Dyachkov
Music Performance
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Lauded for his remarkable stage presence, depth of insight, nuance and generosity, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Since being proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in 2000, Mr. Dyachkov has gone on to perform throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada and the United States, making his New York debut at Lincoln Center in October 2000. He has appeared with major orchestras in such cities as Antwerp, Geneva, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Vancouver, and has performed at numerous international festivals in Évian, Kronberg, Lanaudière, Ottawa and Tanglewood. 

Deeply committed to chamber music, Yegor Dyachkov has performed with the Arditti, Borromeo and St. Lawrence Quartets, pianists Jean Saulnier, Anton Kuerti and Marc-André Hamelin, violinists James Clark, Jonathan Crow, Antje Weithaas, Scott St. John and Yehonatan Berick, cellist Steven Isserlis, and clarinetists James Campbell and Todd Palmer. He is a member of Triple Forte and has founded the Magellan Ensemble.

Winning the Orford International Competition in 1997 led to an invitation from the Chandos label to record his debut CD featuring Glazunov's Concerto Ballata.  He subsequently several made critically acclaimed recordings on the Analekta, Brioso, Atma, Doberman-Yppan and CBC/Riche-Lieu labels.

A champion of new music, Mr. Dyachkov was soloist for the first French performance of Giya Kancheli’s Diplipito at the Evian Festival and for the North American premiere in Winnipeg. He is also the dedicatee of works by Michael Oesterle, Jacques Hétu, André Prévost and Ana Sokolovic. He was invited by Yo-Yo Ma and Sony Music to take part in the Silk Road Project.

Mr. Dyachkov studied with Aleksandr Fedorchenko in Moscow, Yuli Turovsky in Montréal and Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne. He also had the opportunity to work with Mstislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, David Geringas et Frans Helmersson. Mr. Dyachkov teaches at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and at l’Université de Montréal.

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