Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer
Dmitry Malikov is a Soviet and Russian composer, pianist, singer, producer and television host, People’s Artist of Russia (2010).
He was born on January 29, 1970 in Moscow into a family of musician, composer, founder and CEO of VIA Samotsvety Yuri Malikov and former ballet dancer, soloist of the Moscow Music Hall Lyudmila Vyunkova.
Dmitry began to play the piano at the age of 5 and in 1994 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory.
When the boy was 14, he wrote his first song. In 1988 he became famous. His songs Moon Dream, You’ll never be mine and Until Tomorrow were very popular all over the country.
As a result, in 1988 Dmitry became the Discovery of the Year and in 1989 and 1990 he was voted Singer of the Year. In 1990, the 20-year-old artist gave his first solo concerts at the biggest concert arena in the country, Olympic Arena in Moscow.
In 1992 Dmitry played the male lead role in the film directed by Proshkin See Paris And Die.
In 1997 Dmitry gave Piano Concerts in Stuttgart (Germany) and his first instrumental album Fear of Flying was released. Music from this album sounds in documentary films and programs on Russian television. In 2007 Malikov performed at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague. In early 2010 Dmitry, together with a French pianist Richard Clayderman, performed in a joint concert Love Tunes on the stage of The Moscow International House of Music.
In 2007 Dmitry launched the project PIANOMANIYA – instrumental show in Russia, which combines the traditions of Russian classical music, ethnic motifs and modern arrangements.
During a career that has spanned over 20 years, Dmitry Malikov wrote more than 100 songs, many of them became hits. The singer released 14 albums.
Dmitry continues writing songs and instrumental pieces. He gives instrumental concerts, and as a pianist, plays with symphony orchestras in the country.
Dmitry is perhaps the only performer in Russia to successfully combine a career as a pop singer with significant achievement in instrumental and classical music.
Dmitry and Russian singer Natalia Vetlitskaya lived in a civil marriage.
Malikov married Elena from Tula (born in 1963). Before their daughter’s birth they lived in a civil marriage (since 1992). Dmitry adopted Elena’s daughter Olga (born on July 2, 1985).
On February 13, 2000 Elena gave birth to their daughter Stefania Malikova. The girl is engaged in dancing and drawing, playing the piano, guitar, singing. She is also a model.