Born in 1975 into a musical family, Denis Lupachev studied at the Special Music School of the St Petersburg State Conservatory, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris with Alain Marion and the St Petersburg State Conservatory with Gleb Nikitin, where he is now a professor. He undertook postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with András Adorján, graduating in 2002.
In 1993, Lupachev won First Prize at the International Festival ‘Virtuosi 2000’ (Russia) and in 1997, received the jury’s Special Prize at the Kobe International Flute Competition (Japan). In 1999, he was awarded First Prize at the ‘Leonardo de Lorenzo’ International Flute Competition (Italy).
As a soloist he has performed with the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra, St Petersburg Camerata, Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, Saulus Sondetskis, Tugan Sokhiev and Mikhail Agrest.
Lupachev gives many recitals and chamber music concerts in Russia as well as throughout Europe. Since 2016, he has organised the International Festival ‘Virtuosi of the Flute’ in the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Lupachev is a Sankyo Flutes Artist.