Generations Dedicated to Music Appreciation and Education
"Yevgenia Kirichenko, Dmitry's mother, studying sheet music in 1938 with the great Professor Stolyarsky".
Dmitry began his musical education under a Soviet system that selected only the best, most talented students for artistic study. At the age of 7 he was accepted into the Stolyarsky School of Music. Upon graduation he was accepted to the Moscow Conservatory for college level studies under Professor Zemliansky. One of the leading educational institutions in the world, the Moscow Conservatory is reserved for the most talented music students.
"Dmitry practicing in Odessa at the age of 12 years old".
For his graduate studies Dmitry attended the Odessa Conservatory. Studying under Professor Ginzburg at Odessa he earned the Soviet (Russian) equivalent of a Ph.D. in Soloist, Orchestra Leader and Teacher of piano.
Upon graduation, Dmitry tenured 15 years as the Creative Director and Vice President at the Music School for Children in Odessa, Ukraine.
Arriving in the United States in 1989, Dmitry became a member of the Music Teachers Association of California.
Dmitry's career now falls into three primary areas. First and foremost he is the president and primary instructor of the "Dmitry Kirichenko School of Music". The school offers private instruction for children, music majors, and adults. Presently over 1,000 students have attended the school.
"Dmitry performing at a fund raising concert for the Scripps Research Institute".
He is also well known for his concerts and fund raising activities. Dmitry has performed locally at the University of San Diego, Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Lyceum Theater, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Palomar Performing Arts Center, Scripps Ranch, Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Libraries. His international venues include both western and eastern Europe.
Additionally, he has been awarded recognition from many piano competitions including the Music Teachers Association.
Finally, Dmitry has released a series of CDs. These encompass performances of history's favorite composers and their most loved piano sonatas, preludes and other pieces.