Born in St. Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his musical education at the age of four with his parents, both professional violinists at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1981, he entered the Conservatory for highly talented children and in 1989 won the prize of the National Competition for Young Violinists in Novosibirsk, Russia.
He made his French début in 1997 with Yevgeny Svetlanov and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, and his American début in 1998 with Leonard Slatkin and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has since performed with the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Sydney Radio and TV orchestras, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Montpellier National Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Solistes Européens du Luxembourg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, he was invited to tour with the Orchestre National de Lille for the Orchestra’s 25th anniversary, and was also invited by Vadim Repin to play at his Carte Blanche.
An active chamber music player, Dmitri Makhtin has performed at Festivals including the Arts Square in St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Folles Journées de Nantes, Roque d’Anthéron, Musique en Côte Basque, Salzburg and Festival de Saint-Denis.
The Trio Boris Berezovsky, Dmitri Makhtin, Alexander Kniazev, recorded a DVD of Tchaikovsky’s music for piano, violin and cello and Trio Elégiaque, which was awarded four stars by Diapason magazine. Other recordings include Shostakovich's Piano Trio no. 2 and Rachmaninov's Trio Elégiaque, Mendelssohn trios and a selection of Bach’s sonatas and partitas.