Dmitri Zrajevski holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and a bachelor’s degree in composition and music theory from the Université de Montréal. He is currently professor of orchestra, harmony and conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. Since 2020, he has collaborated with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec as interim assistant conductor, guest conductor and artistic consultant. In 2022, he conducted the Grands Ballets Canadiens’ production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, stepping in for Maestro Jean-Claude Picard at the last minute. Following this event, he was immediately re-invited to conduct the company’s Nutcracker the same year.
Previously, he has acted as assistant conductor of the Orchestre philharmonique des musiciens de Montréal (2019-2020), guest conductor and chorus master of the Orchestre symphonique de musique de film de Québec (2019), as well as musical director and co-founder of the Chœur cosmopolite de Montréal (2013-2017).
Recipient of the Monique-Barry Scholarship, the Garnier Scholarship and the Merit Scholarship of the Fondation du Conservatoire, Dmitri has taken part in masterclasses in Québec and abroad with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Raiskin, Yoav Talmi and Gilles Auger. He has also assisted conductors Jean-François Rivest, Jean-Claude Picard, Jean-Michel Malouf, Julien Proulx and Nicolas Ellis.
In 2019 as in 2021, he was selected by Maestro Talmi and Maestro Tovey, respectively, to conduct the Orchestre symphonique de Québec as part of the Domaine Forget International Music Festival. In 2021, he was selected by Maestro Raiskin to participate in the biennial RBC Canadian Conductor Showcase with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.