Dmitri Lukyanov (b. 1950) — principal timpanist of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (1981–2003) and principal timpanist of the Russia National Orchestra (2003–2013). Honored Artist of Russia, professor, head of the percussion department at the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. Author of many methodical works, collections of sketches, transcriptions of plays written for other instruments and his own compositions for solo and ensemble for percussion instruments.
“D. M. Lukyanov is distinguished by virtuosic technical possession of percussion instruments, the exact sense of the style of the performed music, the seriousness and depth of interpretation, creative search and enthusiasm in the work” — comments professor V. N. Minin, National Artist of the USSR and laureate of the USSR State Prize on his collaboration with D. M. Lukyanov.
Professor T. A. Dokshitser, National Artist of the Russian Federation, commenting on the activities of Dmitri Lukyanov highlighted: “... professionalism, competence, decency, intelligence, personality traits allow D. M. Lukyanov to be among the leading figures in the performing and pedagogical art of our country. And in both areas his contribution and achievements cannot be overemphasized”.
Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Arts, Professor and Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Specializations of Musicologists of the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky V. N. Kholopova emphasizes the value of “extremely successful and fruitful activity of D. M. Lukyanov in pedagogical, performing and methodological fields”. “Dmitri Mikhaylovich Lukyanov is a well-known pedagogue and musician who has gained a steady reputation as a «father of laureates,» a brilliant solo artist and author of progressive methodological works.”