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Dmitry Varelas

OccupationArranger, Composer, Performer, Teacher

Composer, flutist and arranger, Dmitriy Varelas was born in 1978 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

In 1996 graduated with honor from the V.Uspensky Republican Special Musical school majoring in Flute (professor A.Malkeev), Composer (currently professor of Harward University D.Yanov-Yanovsky) and Theory and History of Music (E.Meyke, E.Ostrovskaya) In 2000 he achieved bachelor degree in composition (D.Yanov-Yanovsky) at the Tashkent State conservatory and in 2002 master degree in Flute (A.Malkeev). In 2007 Dmitriy Varelas graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland) with master degree in Flute (professor Mikael Helasvuo).

Dmitriy became the participant and prize winner of several competitions and festivals, among them Republican Wind instruments competition in Karshi (Uzbekistan) (1993), International competition in Markneukirchen (Germany) (1997) and ARD Munich (1999), International Flute competition in Lahti (Finland) (2004), International composer competition D.D.Shostakovich DSCH in Paris (France) (2005), International composer competition H.Dutilleux in Paris (France) (2007), International composer competition Tango-Café 2009 and 2010 in Stuttgart (Germany); participant of the International festivals of contemporary music "Ilkhom-XX" (1995-2002), V.Spivakov’s foundation Music Festival in Moscow (Russia) (2003), Vänö music festival (Finland) (2004), International Festival of Contemporary music in Athens (Greece) (2006), Symphony Orchestra of India Musical Seasons in Mumbai (India) (2009-2010). Dmitriy Varelas participated on the master-class of Renate Greiss Armin (Germany) (2002), Henrik Svitzer (Denmark) (2003), Moshe Aron Epstein (Germany) (2005), Michel Debost (USA) (2005), and chamber music master-courses with professor Ralf Gothoni (2004-2007).

Dmitriy Varelas has extensive experience as performer - he performed over 300 recitals, chamber music and concerts with orchestra; extensive repertoire included baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz and tango music; Dmitriy Varelas played not only in classical ensembles and symphony orchestras, but also in jazz, tango and salsa bands; He has over 5 years symphony orchestra playing experience.

His teaching career is quite impressive, as many-sided individual, he has had an opportunity to hold a number of professional roles including Elementary School Teacher of Music, Teacher of Flute, Recorder and Saxophone, Art Manager, Musician Instructor and Illustrator and Private Music Instructor. While working as Teacher of Flute and Recorder 6 of his students became the prize-winners of Republican and International competitions.

Dmitriy Varelas is very talented composer and arranger. He already has 4 CD with his music recorded by contemporary music ensembles - among them "Omnibus", "Kelados", "Delta". Several of his works have been published by well-known public houses, such like Henry Lemoine Edition (France), Safe Music Ltd. (UK), Art of Sound Music (USA). He had considerable projects with Sony BMG, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, West Kazakhstan orchestra; chamber ensembles: "Omnibus", "Kelados", "Delta", "Atem"; unique and famous modern performers: professors of the Sibelius Academy concerting flute players Mikael Helasvuo and Matti Helin, professor Ralf Gothoni, pianist and principal conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra, music director of Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle, Renée-Paule Gauthier, acting concertmaster of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Paul Jeney, concerting flute player of Hungary, Marat Bisengaliev, violin player, conductor, art manager of TAKP and Synphony Orchestra of India, Norberto Vogel concerting bandoneon and piano player and many others. Dmitriy Varelas was Leader and Art Manager of several chamber ensembles: “Helsinki Flute Quartet” (Finland), “Flucepiano” trio (Finland), “Amici Musici” Ensemble (Finland), player of “Kaisa” Salsa band and Jazz quartet (Finland).

In 2010 Dmitriy Varelas moved to Canada, Toronto where currently lives with his wife Yuliya and little son Daniil.

Dmitry Varelas