Dmitry Milovanov, Russian guitarist and a
teacher. He was born in 1970 in Kamensk-Uralsky (100 km from Ekaterinburg).
began studying the guitar at the age of twelve with the well-known teacher
Idiatulla Nigamatov (1948).
Starting in July 1988 until May 1990 he served in the Armed
Forces of the Soviet Union; during the last seven months of the military
service he was in an ensemble of songs and dance of a Far East Military District
in Khabarovsk, where he played the guitar.
In 1991-1995 he studied at the
Chelyabinsk Musical College, his teacher was a well known Russian guitarist,
composer and teacher Viktor Kozlov.
Dmitry Milovanov has participated in many Russian and
international guitar festivals. At the present he teaches in Children's Musical
School in Kamensk-Uralsky. Some of his students have become winners of Russian
competitions. He has carried out master-classes in
several cities of Russia under the theme: "The guitar articulation".
Dmitry Milovanov has composed several pieces for guitar, some
of them were published as musical supplement in April 1992 and June 1996 in
"Classical Guitar" magazine.
At present he directs the publication of the new collection "The
Guitar in Russia" of original guitar works written by Russian
composers. Publishing house VP
Dmitry plays in the guitar orchestra Consonance,
a children's chamber ensemble in which his wife Lyubov Milovanova is a
principal. This Chamber Guitar Orchestra, in which only two teachers play in it (Dmitry
and his wife Lyubov Milovanova), was invited to open the
International Guitar Festival in Chelyabinsk (March 2000).
performances of Consonance in:
Chelyabinsk (The hall of Chamber and
Organ music, October 2000);
Kazan (The hall of M.Gorky museum, October 2000);
Kazan (The Cultural center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic Tatarstan, April
Ekaterinburg (Days of Kamensk-Uralsky culture in
Ekaterinburg, April 2001);
Kamensk-Uralsky (Interbranch Industrial Exhibition-Fair
"Industrial Ural - step to XXI centuries", June 2001);
Kamensk-Uralsky (All-Russia youthful philatelic Exhibition
"Youth - to Kamensk ", July 2001);
Ekaterinburg (Variety Theatre, April 2002);
Chelyabinsk (Opening of the International Guitar Festival "Classical
guitar on the Urals", October 2002).
From November 2002 Consonance exists
as guitar quartet.
Important performances of quartet Consonance:
Perm, Concert on the First City open guitar competition
"Priority-2003" (March 2003)
Kazan, Hall of the Kazan's musical college (April 2003)
In October 2001 Lyubov and Dmitry Milovanovs as the organizers
of Consonance were awarded by the prestigious city premium "Bravo".
Concerts of Consonance in the series of concerts of a
state academic philharmonic:
Kamensk-Uralsky, City concert hall, Series "Russian line", October
Asbest, City concert hall, Series "My island - guitar", November 2001
Ekaterinburg, Great Hall, Series "My island - guitar", March
Ekaterinburg, Ural state university, March 2002
Guitar Orchestra 'Consonance'
Mozart A Little Night Music
Vivaldi Concerto in C
Grieg - Anitra's
De Falla Dance from "La Vida Breve"
Kozlov Round Dance
Russian Folk Song "It was beyond the river"
Poplyanova Fairys Lullaby
Ukrainian Folk Song "Schedrik"
Bizet Entracte from "Carmen"
Kharisov Little Suite
Attaignant Suite of Renaissance Dances
Dojcinovic - Dance of the Spindles
Dojcinovic Dance of the Beans
Leach Willow. Suite in four parts
"Consonance - is one of the most able student guitar groups you'll hear
anywhere in the world"
Paul Fowles "Classical Guitar" magazine,
June 2002 (Great Britain)
such orchestra is worth professional stages not only in Russia but also abroad.
Anatoliy Olshanskiy, (Austria)
I heard many guitar bands but this is the first time that realy they play like one
Uros Dojcinovic (Yugoslavia)
it is clear that there is a good conductor and brilliant musicians
Sergey Ilyin (Russia)
very impressive dynamics. Theres no such an ensemble in Israel. Congratulation!
Israel Rashkovsky (Israel)
Good heavens! I have just received the preliminary release by Consonance
called Guitar Quartet. Featuring my suite, Willow, I must say they
have done a marvelous job. To have my name sandwiched between the likes of
Pierre Attaignant, Federico Moreno-Torroba,
Dojcinovic and Stephan
Rak (check out his Rumba at the end - wow!) is really wonderful.
Consonance really are up their with best of them. Consonance will hopefully
be recording my other work for guitar, called Henrietta Lacks at the
end of this year. Can't wait to hear it! ..."
Leach (Great Britain)
Consonance have now officially released their album, featuring 'Willow'. It
really is an excellent album and well worth listening to ..."
Rohan Leach (Great Britain)