Dmitri Bashkirov was born in Tbilisi (Georgia). A brilliant pianist and teacher, he begins his piano studies in Anastasia Wirsaladze's class, then joins the Moscow Conservatory studying under Alexander Goldenweiser.
In 1955 he is awarded the Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. His career leads him to perform for numerous festivals and collaborate with such renowned orchestras among which the Wiener Symphoniker, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He performs under the baton of great conductors including Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim and Evgueny Svetlanov.
He teaches at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid and at the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy. He has taught students such as Arcadi Volodos, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Dmitri Alexeev, Dang Thai Son, Nikolai Demidenko and other brilliant pianists.
A regular member of the jury for great piano competitions, Dmitri Bashkirov also gives master classes to which Nicholas Angelich, David Fray, Hélène Grimaud and Boris Bloch in particular have taken part.
He has recorded several CDs with Erato, Melodiya, EMI, Russian CD and Harmonia Mundi.