Soloist of the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg Conservatory
He was born in 1975 into a family of musicians. He studied music at the Special School of Music of the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, and then in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (where he studied with Professor Alain Marion) and at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (where Professor G. Nikitin was his instructor). In 2002 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (where he studied with Professor András Adorian).
In 1993, Denis Lupachev became a laureate at the festival "Virtuosi 2000" in Russia, in 1997, he was awarded a special jury prize at the international flutist competition in Kobe, Japan, and in 1999, he won the international competition Leonardo de Lorenzo in Italy.
Since 1998 he has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra.
He has performed as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and worked with conductors Gianandrea Noseda, Tugan Sokhiev and Mikhail Agrest. He has also performed with the Moscow State Academic Chamber Orchestra, the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and many other Russian orchestras.
Denis Lupachev regularly appears in recitals with pianist Peter Laul at the Maly Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 2016, he founded the annual Virtuoso Flute Festival, in which Emmanuel Payu, Denis Buryakov, Walter Auer, Julien Bodiman, and Matvey Demin have already taken part.
In 2019, he played at the 1st Festival of Baroque and Chamber Music in Sochi.
His new recording, "A Flute for the Tsar," was released in January 2020 on the ReachSound.Art label.
As an associate professor at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, Denis Lupachev gives master classes both in Russia and abroad (the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Gaidai University in Tokyo).
A Sankyo Flutes artist, he plays Sankyo 14K White Gold and Sankyo 24K flutes.