Instrumental music is one of the important facets of Dmitry Malkov’s artistic work. Dmitry’s first instrumental works were released in 1993 on the “Come To Me” album. The two original pieces: “A Small Waltz” and “A Letter For An Album” were already really standing apart on that album. For many years after that, Dmitry had been getting ready for a full-fledged instrumental album. The “Fear of Flight” disc was released in 1997. The audience saw an entirely new Malikov. Instrumental music from that album is very frequently heard in documentary films and television programmes.
The next instrumental album, “The Game”, appeared in 2001. The disc was released in cooperation with Universal Music Russia. It featured immortal Soviet hits performed by Dmitry on a grand piano. By the way, at the Sochi Olympics the young champion Julia Lipnitskaya performed to Malikov’s piano interpretation of “You Don't Give Up On Love” by Mark Minkov.
But PIANOMANIЯ is the artist’s biggest instrumental project. It’s not just the eponymous album which sold mote than 100 000 copies in Russia, but also Russia’s first large-scale instrumental show combining Russian classic traditions, ethnic elements and modern orchestrations. Dmitry’s solo concerts presenting the PIANOMANIЯ instrumental show were held to full houses at the Moscow Operetta Theatre in April and December 2007 (directed by Dmitry Chernyakov).
Dmitry also writes music for films. His track record includes the TV series “But Still I Love”. He composed over 30 instrumental pieces for the series.
As many listeners acknowledge, Malikov’s music erases all borders between nations and generations and is a universal language easily accessible and understood by a vast majority of people.