Dmitri Capyrin is a Russian composer who successfully combines a variety techniques, often using literary sources and motifs in his works. In several works (for example, the Sonata for Clarinet & Piano), Capyrin fluidly combines a variety of techniques, including traditional tonality, twelve-tone composition, and modality. (Zoran Minderovic, Allmusic.com)
He graduated from the Moscow Music College (1979) and the Lviv State Conservatory in 1984. He lives in Moscow and works as a freelance composer. He participated in master classes of Poul Ruders and Edison Denisov and at the workshop of percussionist Gert Sørensen in Denmark (1992). In 1994 he was awarded the 2nd prize at the composition competition ICONS 1994 in Turin, and in 1995 received a scholarship from the Berlin Akademie der Künste and spent time in Germany writing his stage work "Incarnation of Colour". In 1996 his composition “Dreams” for Symphony Orchestra has got Honorable mention in the International Competition of Musical Composition in Besancon, France. In 2005 he was the finalist of the International Henri Dutilleux Composers Competition, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France, 2010 - Finalist at the YouTube Online Composers Competition. Capyrin's works have been performed at a number of foreign and domestic music festivals Almeida in London, Presences in Paris, Warsaw Autumn, Zagreb Biennale, Moscow Autumn, Melos-Ethos (Bratislava), Contrasts (Lviv), NovAntiqua (Cologne), Tage Fur Neue Musik Zurich, ISCM World New Music Days (Zagreb) etc. at contemporary music concerts in France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, USA, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia and were broadcast by many radio stations Radio France, Deutsche Radio, Dutch radio, Radio of Chicago, Croatian Radio, Radio "Orfei" (Moscow), Radio "Echo of Moscow", Radio Kyiv, Russian Television. Among the performers of his music are Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Russian National Orchestra, National Academic Symphonic Band of Ukraine, Croatian Armed Forces Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Players (USA), Kyiv Sinfonietta, the pianists Ivar Mikhashoff and Mikhail Dubov, the saxophonists Claude Délangle and Christoph Kirschke, the bassoonist Valeri Popov, the cellist Alexander Zagorinski etc. He writes music for symphony orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo instruments, choir and voice, for theatre productions and musical computer games.