At 17 he was already crisscrossing Russia on extended concert tours – from Moscow across the Urals to Siberia.
He studied at the Tchaikovsky College of Music and at the Mussorgsky Conservatory in Ekaterinburg with Prof. Vitali Derun, one of the outstanding figures on the Russian guitar scene.
This was followed by stays in Germany at the Dortmund School of Music with Prof. Werner Kämmerling and in the renowned master class with Prof. Franz Halász at the Augsburg School of Music. He completed all of his studies « summa cum laude ».
In 2005 he was awarded membership in the elite « Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now » organization, for which he has played in numerous concerts.
In addition to his solo performances he has appeared with well-known artists such as the singers Carolina Ullrich (Semperoper Dresden) and Roxana Constantinescu (Wiener Staatsoper), the conductors Kevin John Edusei (Germany) and Grammy Music Awards winner Arny Roth (USA), and, in a Alegrías Guitar trio, with Takeo Sato and Klaus Wladar.
Dimitri Lavrentiev has performed frequently on radio and television including appearances on the « Bayrischer Rundfunk » and RTL. His CD releases have proven to be very popular with listeners.
Lavrentiev has organized the International Guitar Festival Augsburg and teaches at the University of Augsburg.