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Dmitry Garkavenko - a Ukrainian musician (piano and other keyboard
instruments), composer, arranger and musicologist.
Dmitry was born on 05.04.1974 in Kiev. He graduated from the Glier Musical
College in 1993; National Music Academy named after P.I.Tchaikovsky in 1998.
Among his teachers are such prominent Ukrainian musicians as Eugene
Stankovich, Naida Magomedbekova (Neuhaus’s school). He became interested in
jazz at the age of 19.
Dmitry Garkavenko works in the field of jazz, performing academic
repertoire. His solo improvisations combine lightness, completeness of
thought, and a variety of musical genres.
Dmitry has a rich experience of playing music of various styles and
directions. His repertoire is vast - from the famous jazz standards, music
of Chick Corea, Keith Jarett, Herbie Hancock to his own works. He works
actively in the electronic music direction. In 2002 he finished a practical
training course in the Enter-tech company in Seoul.
He is married, and is raising a young pianiste aged 2.5 years.