Dmitry Banaev was born in Moscow. He started playing the piano at the age of four and at 6years was studying at the “Beethoven” Music School. He continued his studies at the Gnesins Music Academy and graduated in conducting at the “Maimonid” State Jewish Academy. During his studies, he worked as a conductor at the famous Bolshoi Theatre, the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra and at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre. From 2007 he has performed regularly with the Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra “Globalis”, the Cuban Cossack Symphony Orchestra in Krasnodar, and the Karelian Philharmonic Orchestra in Petrozavodsk.
Dmitry Banaev was the Chief Conductor and the Artistic Director of the Chuvash Chamber Orchestra from 2010 until 2011. He is currently guest conducting various orchestras and operas in Russia and Europe, including the Bulgarian State Opera in Burgas where he recently conducted ’’La Boheme’’and ’’Die Zauberfloute’’. In 2013 has won the Second prize in The Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition in Bulgaria. Since 2013 he has held the position of chief conductor at the Sapaev Mari State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russia.