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Dmitrii Russu
Orchestra Conductor Resume


  • 1st Prize winner at the III National Conducting Competition named after Ilya Musin (Kostroma, Russia, 2013)

  • Merit in Culture and Arts (Moscow, Russia, 2019)

  • Member of Derzhavin Academy of Literature and fine arts (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2019)

  • Member of Russian Nobility Association in America (New York, 2023)



​​​​Shen Yun Performing Arts, New York, the United States 

June 2019 - June 2023 

Responsibilities - Conducting Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, touring internationally, including the following:

  • Performing in different venues, such as Carnegie Hall, New YorkChicago Symphony Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Lincoln Center in New York, etc.;

  • Touring in different countries throughout Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, South America and across the US;

  • Made several recordings, including Mozart's Flute concerto #2 and Violin concerto #5, Dvorak and Elgar Cello concertos, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole


Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra, Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation

September 2013  - December 2018

Responsibilities - Conducting Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra in rehearsals and performances. 

  • During my work with this orchestra, in addition to the classical repertoire, I presented to the public works that are rarely performed or performed for the first time in Ulyanovsk. Among them are the Concerto for tuba and orchestra by R. Vaughan Williams, "The Fountains of Rome" by O. Respighi, the symphonic suite "Paris" by J. Ibert, Rhapsody No. 1 "Pictures of Spain" by E. Svetlanov. In 2015, I initiated a music festival in Ulyanovsk dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of a great Russian composer Georgy Sviridov. 


The Barents International Choral Center, Pitea, Sweden — choir singer

August 2003  - April 2005

Responsibilities: Performing as a choir singer (bass) with the Barents International Chamber Choir, touring in Scandinavian countries. 

  • Performing choral works by modern Scandinavian composers, such as J. Sandstrom, A. Part, Bo Holten, J. Mantyyarvi etc.


N.A. Rimski-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory - associate professor

January 2009 - June 2012

- Responsibilities: Teaching choral conducting, score reading for choral conducting students, lecturing the history of choral music 



N.A. Rimski-Korsakov Conservatory, Saint Petersburg, Russia:

  • MM in Choral Conducting, 2005;

  • MM in Opera-Symphony Orchestral Conducting, 2012;

  •  Postgraduate study, Musical Arts, 2008


  • Conducting / Rehearsing with Tian Guo marching band (New Jersey, US)

  • Conducting / Rehearsing with "Russian Horn Capella" (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

  • ​Guest conducting with symphony orchestras throughout Russian Federation, such as Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Orchestras, Kislovodsk Philharmonic, Izhevsk Philharmonic, Petrozavodsk Philharmonic etc. 

  • Guest conducting of "Gracias Choir" at the International Youth Fellowship (South Korea, 2006)

  • Participating as a choir singer at Barents International Chamber Choir (Sweden, 2003-2005)

  • Participating as a choir singer at the performance and recording of the "Bells" by S. Rachmaninoff with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and WDR Choir under direction of Semyon Bychkov (Germany, 2006)

  • Participating as a choir singer at the Baltic Sea Festival (Sweden, 2008)



  • Orchestral Conducting;

  • Choral Conducting;

  • Choral singing;

  • Piano playing;

  • Music Pedagogy




  • Literature

  • Poetry

  • Paintings

  • Philosophy

  • Photography



  • English -Fluent speaker

  • German - Fluent speaker

  • Russian - Native speaker

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