Dmitri Smirnov (composer)

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Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (Russian: Дми́трий Никола́евич Смирно́в; 2 November 1948 – 9 April 2020), also known by his pen names Dmitri N. Smirnov, was a Russian-born British composer. He was born in Minsk. His best known works were Tiriel and The Lamentations of Thel.

His Solo for Harp won First Prize in a competition in Maastricht (1976). His two operas Tiriel and Thel on a text by William Blake were premiered in 1989. He was a Composer-in-Residence at University of Cambridge (St John's College), at Dartington, and Visiting Professor at Keele University (1993–8).

Smirnov died of COVID-19 on 9 April 2020 in London at the age of 71.[1]

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