Dmitry Maloletov (Rusko)
classical / jazz / rock / folk / touchstyle
Dmitry Maloletov considered to be one of Russia’s top guitarists, he creates and plays compositions
that fuse the elements of classical, jazz, rock and folk music. He is a renowned master of TouchStyle (or
Two-Handed Tapping), an exquisite style of guitar playing that leaves a listener with an impression of
not just one but two or three musicians playing together.
A graduate of the Minsk Institute of Culture (Byelorussia), Dmitry worked for quite a while with
such Russian pop stars before stepping over the limitations of conventional entertainment and
embarking upon his own career. During the last decade he has been dividing his time between solo
performances at home and abroad (including France, Germany, USA and the countries of South-East
Asia) and concerts with his own DM Blues Jam band.
For three years he was the anchorman of a highly popular radio program (Guitar Club) dedicated to
his beloved instrument. His present projects include TV master classes, reviewing sophisticated musical
equipment for professional periodicals, and writing books on music theory and composition. Among his
newest products is a TouchStyle manual.
Mr. Maloletov’s artistic brilliance and versatility are wellrepresented on such CD albums as Knight of
the Guitar (2000), September (2008), Clouds (2015) and North to Southeast (2016).
VIDEO DVD: «Live in Vologda» (2009)
Books: Two-handed tapping (1996), Guitar. Theory and Practice (1997), Mode and Harmony (2015),
First steps in TouchStyle technique (2016)