DMITRI CAPYRIN was born in Moscow on 28 February 1960. He graduated from the Moscow Music College in 1979 and the Lviv (Lemberg) Conservatoire, Western Ukraine, in 1984, where he studied composition with Leshek Mazepa. In 1992 he took part in a master class with the composers Poul Ruders and Edison Denisov and a workshop with the percussionist Gert Sørensen in Denmark. In 1994 he has awarded the Second prize at the Concorso di Composizione – ICONS 1994 in Torino, Italy (for chamber work Sounds and Voices).
In 1994 he has awarded the Second prize at the Concorso di Composizione – ICONS 1994 in Torino, Italy (for chamber work Sounds and Voices). In 1996 his orchestral work Dreams received honorable mention at the International Competition of Musical Composition in Besançon, France. In 1995 he received a scholarship of the Berlin Akademie der Kunste and spend two months in Germany working on his stage composition Incarnation of Colour.
Kapyrin's music has been performed by numerous prominent ensembles and soloists: the pianists Ivar Mikhashoff, Mikhail Dubov, the saxophonists Claude Délangle, Marc Siffert, Christoph Kirschke, Alexei Volkov, the bassoonist Valeri Popov, the cellist Alexander Zagorinski, percussionist Pedro Carneiro, the conductors Alexei Vinogradov, Huub Kerstens, Jean Thorel, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Studio New Music (Russia), the ensembles HEX (the Netherlands), Erwartung (France), Work in Progress (Germany), Archaeus (Romania), Ricochet and Violoncellissimo (Ukraine)and has also been featured in a variety of concert and festival venues, including Almeida in London, Paris Presences, Zagreb Biennale, Moscow Autumn, Comtrasts in Lviv, NOVANTIQUA in Cologne.
He writes music for symphony orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo instruments, choir and voice, for theatre productions and musical computer games.