«Das Zusammenspiel in Mendelssohns frühem Konzert für Violine, Klavier und Streichorchester ist anspruchsvoll. Gerade im Kopfsatz sind die Solisten gefordert, ihre virtuosen Läufe zusammenzubringen. In zügigem Tempo gelang dies Bohren und Demiashkin hervorragend. Demiashkin etwa kündete die Rückkehr in die Reprise mit einer leichten Verhärtung des Anschlags an, um dieser dann mit einem federleichten Arpeggio einen sanften Anstoss zu geben. Im Adagio gab er sich gelassen, was die klassische Seite des Konzerts hervorhob. Schliesslich wählte er für das Finale ein rasendes Tempo, dessen er bis zum Schluss Herr blieb.»
«Demiashkin ist ein glänzender Vertreter der russischen Klavierschule, der bei Rachmaninow vollgriffig hinlangen kann, bei Skrjabins impetuosen Passagen die Klänge atemberaubend aus dem sonor tönenden Steinway hervorholt und der Mussorgskys anspruchsvolle „Bilder einer Ausstellung“ wirklich bilderstark spielt, somit den populären Zyklus plastisch erscheinen lässt.»
«Er zeigte sich als technisch versierter Könner, präsentierte Beethovens Zweite in einer klaren,
fast mitschreibereifen Leistung...»
FONO FORUM, Gregor Willmes, 02/08
«Mit der Fantasie H-Dur op. 77 legte er einen grandiosen Auftakt hin. Nicht zuletzt sein variantenreicher
Anschlag, der von samtweich bis steinhart changieren konnte, und eine klare Kontrastierung
der übergangslos aufeinander folgenden Abschnitte waren seine Stärken. Auch die mit federnder
Leichtigkeit gespielte F-Dur-Fuge aus dem WTK II war sehr transparent und locker, kurzum auf den
General-Anzeiger Bonn, Guido Krawinkel, 5. Dezember 2007
«Hier (gemeint Lera Auerbachs Komposition (Ludwigs Alptraum, Anm. d. Redaktion) mischen
sich dunkle, magische Klänge, vorbeihuschende Linien und in sich kreisende Figuren von bohrender
Intensität. Demiashkin zeichnete das alles mit fein nuanciertem, beherrschtem Klavierspiel nach. An
diese expressive Tonwelt schloss er, dramaturgisch einleuchtend, Alban Bergs Klaviersonate an. Deren
"Treibhausklima" lotete er auf subtile Weise aus. Die gelöste Heiterkeit der Sonate Nr. 9 in E-Dur
von Beethoven gelang ihm ebenfalls ausgezeichnet.»
General-Anzeiger Bonn, Mathias Nofze, 12. Dezember 2007
«Suddenly, there appeared a new dimension and both Dmitri and the piano came
alive in an absolutely indescribable manner. I just about fell backwards in an
armchair and I had a feeling of paralysis for my camera as well as myself. I
glanced about in disbelief of what I was hearing... Quite simply, I was
speechless... where was this organ-like overwhelming sound coming from? This was not only a demonstration of incredible virtuosity, but also astounding musicianship. Never in my entire life did I ever hear this Sonata played like this by any pianist. But there was more to come yet. Dmitri then suggested playing the Tchaikovsky-Pletnev "Nutcracker" which was also astounding, followed by Liszt's "Wilde Jagd" which was absolutely stunning. If you had never heard him before, you would not understand, because the impression was quite beyond belief and almost impossible to describe.
In my view, Dmitri Demiashkin is one of the most phenomenal and exciting talents to come along in decades. He is an absolutely electrifying pianist, an authentic, charismatic virtuoso of the sort rarely encountered nowadays. But he is also a refined musician and a musical poet who knows just how to put his extraordinary technical facility to work in the service of music. It gives me the greatest pleasure to recommend Dmitri Demiashkin, who I am convinced will become a future major pianist. He will most certainly thrill and touch the public».
Jacques Leiser, the impresario, USA.
«In Dmitri Demiashkin the sterling values of the Russian school of pianism thrive undiminished. That may seem only a truism for any pianist as well trained in the system that produced the likes of Richter, Sofronitsky, and so many others. But in young Demiashkin’s case, there is even more: a poetic sensibility wed to a transcendent technique, a free and unimpeded rhythm that allows his exceptionally rich musical imagination to take flight, and an often ethereal sound that is as transparent and diaphanous as it is exquisitely refined. Not surprisingly, given these extraordinary assets, Demiashkin brings Emil Gilels to mind in more ways than one. Tremendous talents come and go, but it is only the most musically elite among them who can be called stars. Demiashkin, whose demeanor on stage is no less compelling than his artistic prowess, is indeed a star, and one who, mark my word, will be viewed soon enough as one of the great discoveries of the new century».
John Bell Young, Critic, The St. Petersburg Times, Clavier Magazine, Opera News, American Record Guide
«Dmitri Demiashkin is an extraordinary young pianist. He is the perfect mix of boundless virtuosity, delicate musicality and a magic sound. His performance has an aristocratic dimension, which enchants his audience».
Homero Francesch, Professor Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
«It is a great pleasure for me to speak of Dmitri Demiashkin, who, to my mind, is a remarkable artist with a vast potentiality to become an excellent pianist. I heard him for the first time at the ´Russianmusic 2002¡, where he was the winner, playing S. Prokofiev’s Third Conerto together with me. That performance inspired the whole orchestra with profound veneration. Since that time I have invited him several times to different cities in California for appearances and each time he amazed the listeners»
Nuvi Mehta, Conductor (Nova Vista Symphony).
«I happened to be with him in the concert tour of Dutch cities, from The Hague to Amsterdam, with Dmitri having displayed in full his abilities as a remarkable performing musician... The musician’s personality evoked a great interest not only thanks to his talent, but also thanks to his amazing human charm, radiant smile and kind heart that the audience became fully aware of.»
P. Gulko, Director of the V. Spivakov Foundation Special Programs
«Dmitri Demiashkin is a fully accomplished musician, with a remarkable pianistic apparatus, his confident playing is marked with a conspicuous harmonic colour fluctuation. The impeccable linear construction makes for the young musician’s success in performing compositions of different styles and epochs»
Elena Dolinskaya, Moscow Conservatory Professor, Doctor of Art Criticism, Honoured Artist of Russia, Head of the Chair of the Moscow A. Shnitke State Institute of Music, Member of the Composers Union of Russia.
«Each appearance of the young pianist brings out ever new facets of his outstanding gift. He is an artist of a romantic vein, when playing he captivates the audience with his open-heartedness and innate endowments. The pianist’s brilliant dexterity and unrestrained manner of rendition create the sensation that the musical pictures are begot right at the given moment, that they are the result of an outburst of feeling and inspiration».
N.M. Sitnikova, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Mordovia, Laureate of the Prize of the Head of the Republic of Mordovia for the best musicological treatise
«Dmitri is boundlessly talented. Well-known professional musicians say that he is in for a great future. At his age of 25 he already belongs to the world. Being tied with the Republic of Mordovia by his ethnic roots, he enhances its artistic fame by his art».
A.I. Makarova, Musicologist, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Mordovia.