Dmitrii Khrychev is a prominent chamber and orchestral musician and soloist. Born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) in 1973 into a family of engineers, he started learning the cello at the age of seven, continuing his training at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory.
In 1995 he formed the Nevsky String Quartet, with whom he was a prizewinner in seven international musical competitions, including the Dmitri Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition, and played until 2012. From 2006 to 2009 he performed as principal cellist and soloist with the Philharmonia of Nations Orchestra under Justus Frantz. He has been the cellist in the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009 (with artistic director and chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov) and principal cellist since 2011. Khrychev has performed as a soloist under Yuri Temirkanov, Nikolay Alekseev, Krzysztof Penderecki and Leo Kremer, among others.
As a chamber musician Khrychev played with many leading St Petersburg musicians. Khrychev has collaborated with many Russian composers including Sergey Slonimsky, Boris Tischenko, Yuri Falik, Yuri Kozulin and Leonid Rezetdinov, giving several world premieres. From 2007 to 2013 Khrychev taught at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. Khrychev’s discography includes cello concertos by Mieczysław Weinberg and Reinhold Glière on the Northern Flowers label and albums with the Nevsky String Quartet on the Northern Flowers and Capstone Records labels.