studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire with Dmitry Kitaenko and began his conducting career as his assistant with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1991 to 1995 he was Principal Conductor of the Kuzbass Symphony Orchestra, and in 1997 – 1999 he led the American-Russian Youth Orchestra. Since 1995 Dmitry Liss has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Urals Academic Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1999 to 2003 he was a conductor of the Russian National Orchestra. In 1995 Dmitry Liss won the I International Lovro von Matačić International Conducting Competition in Zagreb, Chroatia.
Dmitry Liss also appears with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, the Honored Collective of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg State Philharmonic, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Residence Orchestra, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Osaka and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestras, The French National Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2011 the musician has been Artistic Director of the Eurasia international festival, which is held by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society every two years. Since September 2016 he has also been the chief conductor of the South Netherlands Philharmonic.
Under the direction of Dmitry Liss, the Urals Philharmonic Orchestra participates in international festivals making tours worldwide and cooperating with top recording companies.
The South Netherlands Philharmonic truly is an orchestra for everyone. The inspired musicians deliver tailor-made artistry at the highest level. Ranging from the grand, symphonic concerts in the concert halls with the beloved evergreens out of the classical canon, to innovative concert formulas in unexpected places. From ancient masterpieces to exhilarating world premières, from challenging crossovers to educational projects. Under the direction of its intendant Stefan Rosu, the South Netherlands Philharmonic is an organisation with a clear vision of renewal, an orchestra that continuous to push its borders
75 Years of Liberation: In 2020 the Netherlands celebrate 75 years of liberation. Before the rest of the country was liberated, the Southern Netherlands already regained their freedom in the autumn of 1944. For the South Netherlands Philharmonic, this is ample cause to make the Liberation its central narrative in all its programming, this season. No better programmes to start with than the spectacular Liberation Concert Margraten and the Liberation Concert Eindhoven, organised in collaboration with the September 18 Foundation. Chief-conductor Dmitry Liss conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony, ‘Resurrection’. A masterpiece that symbolises the reconstruction of a new life. During the whole concert season, the theme of Liberation can be discovered in all its little elements. Composers like Respighi, Ravel, and Britten all offer pacifist alternatives, and Samuel Barber in his Second Symphony and Richard Danielpour in his Elegies both give glimpses of direct or indirect involvement with the act of liberating. But also works by Henri Dutilleux, Henryk Gorecki, Felix Mendelssohn, Bohuslav Martinû, Antonin Dvorák, and Igor Stravinsky contribute to our celebration of 75 years of liberty in a myriad of musical ways.