Dmitry Golovanov

A virtuoso keyboard player, who is equally nimble at the acoustic piano and the electronic keyboards, Dmitrij Golovanov is well up in the world of modern sonorities and technologies. His rapid technical progress goes in pace with stylistic versatility, as well as his constructive inclinations do not inhibit his emotional drive. Knowledgeable in the rich legacy of jazz, the pianist shows an ambition to develop his own style, in which he sometimes appears as a musing artist, and sometimes, as an amusing rascal. In terms of repertoire, Dmitrij Golovanov plays a wide variety of music, from jazz classics to the modern creative. He has been actively involved in Lithuanian jazz scene for the past fifteen years, performing with the most prominent Lithuanian jazz musicians.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė


Round Midnight

Round Midnight

How to Earn Money the Easy Way?

How to Earn Money the Easy Way?

Jazz Pictures - Mercy Street

Jazz Pictures - Mercy Street


The repertoire of young and versatile piano virtuoso Dmitry Golovanov (b. 1983), quickly making headway in jazz world, ranges from standards (with big bands) to modern creative (with Riot).

A graduate of the Balys Dvarionas School of Music and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, where he studied with Artūras Anusauskas, Dmitry Golovanov is Richie Beirach's graduate student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" in Leipzig.

The pianist made his debut in 1995 with the ensemble of the Balys Dvarionas School of Music, later named Jazz Pictures. As a member of the ensemble, he repeatedly appeared in the international festival Junior Jazz. In 2000, Jazz Pictures became the youngest group ever to appear in the Vilnius Jazz Festival. In addition to playing in peer ensembles, Dmitry Golovanov collaborates with masters of Lithuanian jazz including Leonid Shinkarenko, Eugenijus Kanevičius, Valerijus Ramoška, Arvydas Jofė, Vytautas Labutis (in his project Orkestretto), and others, as well as takes part in international projects. Recently he has been actively collaborating with saxophonist Jan Maksimowicz.

As a member of different groups, Dmitry Golovanov performed in many other festivals in Lithuania and abroad, including Minsk Jazz Festival 2003 (with Bril Brothers) and Pori Jazz 2004 (with Jan Maksimowicz Quartet).

In 2001 Dmitry Golovanov was ranked the best keyboard player at the National Young Jazz Musicians Competition in Vilnius. In 2002 he won the second prize at the Junior Jazz Group Competition in Vilnius (with Jazz Pictures), in 2006 the third prize at the International Piano Improvisation Competition in Vilnius, and in 2007 he became the winner of the Vilnius Jazz Young Power competition in Vilnius.


© Jūratė Kučinskaitė

Jazz Pictures
Kęstutis Vaiginis - ss, as, Dmitry Golovanov - p, ky, Domantas Aleksa - b, Marijus Aleksa - dr
Jazz Pictures, 2001 (CD)

Orkestretto. Live in Kaunas Jazz 2002
Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, p, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Dmitry Golovanov - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Gediminas Laurinavičius - perc, Kęstutis Vaiginis - ss, Justė Sakalytė - as, Eugeny Snytkin - ts, Robertynas Vainoras - bs
Saxabassa Records SR 006, 2002 (CD)

In compilations

Jazzy Lithuania
"Realtime Composition"
Jan Maksimowicz - ts, Dmitry Golovanov - p
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"How to Earn Money the Easy Way?"

Dmitry Golovanov - p, Vygintas Kisevicius - ss, Alex Kreter, Lars Bohn, Florian Bodenschatz - sound design

Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 002, 2007 (CD)