Dmitry Nilov was born in 1978 in Smolensk (Russia). His first music experience started with the piano playing, when he was five, but at ten the guitar had become his final choice. During his study at the music school (1988-1994, class of S.A. Soltan) and the music college (1994-1997, class of V.F. Pavluchenkov) he became the winner in a number of national and international contests for young musicians and was awarded the scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation.
In 1997-2002 Dmitry was a student of the Gnesins’ State Academy of Music in Moscow (class of Professor and Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Frauchi).
In 1998-2002 he became twice a participant of the final and a laureate of the “Printemps de la guitare” contest, held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola (Valkur, Belgium), one of the world’s most prestigious guitar contests, included into the list of WFIMC (World Federation of International). During this period of time Dmitry Nilov also took part in the Grand Finale concert of the XXXVII “Russian Winter” festival in “Stars of XXI century – young talents of Russia” program (Moscow State Philharmonic Society, Russia).
Since 2003 the musician made up a decision to focus only on his concert activities and performed both in solo concerts and as a soloist with symphonic orchestras: in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow); in the Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory; in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center; in the Concert Hall of the Gnesins’ State Academy of Music (Moscow); in the Glinka Smaller Concert Hall of the Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg; in the Lysenko Academic Concert Hall of Kiev Republican Conservatory (the Ukraine); in the Chamber Hall of Minsk Republican Philharmonic Society (Belarus); in the Grand Hall of the Vilnius Philharmonic Society (Lithuanian Republic); in the series of concerts in Paris; in the series of concerts in churches and cathedrals of Southern and Central France; in the series of tour concerts in Spain and in Bavaria and Northern Rein-Westphalia (Germany) etc.