Masterclasses - July 4th and July 18th

Praised for his remarkable stage presence, listening skills, nuanced playing and generosity, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and soloist. Proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he has performed in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and the United States, where he made his debut at New York's Lincoln Center in October 2000. He has been a guest of major orchestras such as those of Antwerp, Geneva, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Vancouver, and has participated in numerous international festivals, including those of Evian, Kronberg, Lanaudière, Ottawa, Seattle and Tanglewood.

Chamber music remains at the heart of his interests, and Yegor Dyachkov has performed with the Arditti, Borromeo and St. Lawrence Quartets, pianists Jean Saulnier, John Lenehan, Martin Roscoe, Anton Kuerti, Stéphane Lemelin and Marc-André Hamelin, violinists James Clark, Jonathan Crow, Antje Weithaas, Scott St. John, Andrew Wan and Yehuda. He has performed with violinists James Clark, Jonathan Crow, Antje Weithaas, Scott St. John, Andrew Wan and Yehonatan Berick, cellists Steven Isserlis and Colin Carr, and clarinetists James Campbell and Todd Palmer. He played in Triple Forte for ten years until 2015. He is also a founding member of the Magellan Ensemble and the Montreal Trio.

After winning first prize at the Orford International Competition in 1997, he made his first CD, recording Glazunov's Concerto Ballata for Chandos. Other CDs, all of which have been critically acclaimed, have been released by Analekta, Brioso, Atma, Doberman-Yppan and SRC/Riche-Lieu. In November 2022, he published the complete works of Beethoven with Jean Saulnier at the piano on Atma Classique.

Yegor Dyachkov is a performer of choice for today's music and was the soloist for the French premiere at the Evian Festival and for the Canadian premiere in Winnipeg of Giya Kancheli's Diplipito. He is also the dedicatee of works by Michael Oesterle, Jacques Hétu, André Prévost and Ana Sokolovic. Yo-Yo Ma and Sony Music invited him to participate in the "Silk Road Project".

Yegor Dyachkov studied with Aleksandr Fedorchenko in Moscow, Yuli Turovsky in Montreal and Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne. He also received advice from Mstislav Rostropovitch, André Navarra, David Geringas and Frans Helmersson. He is currently professor of cello and chamber music at the Université de Montréal and also teaches at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.


Photo de Yegor Dyachkov
Credits: Elizabeth Delage