He graduated from the Urals State Conservatory with a degree in choral conducting in 1993 and studied symphony conducting with Maestro Kolobov at the post-graduate department of the conservatory. He worked as a conductor at the Yekaterinburg Theatre of Opera and Ballet and at the Yekaterinburg Modern Music and Theatre Centre, where he directed and conducted Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Massenet’s Thais.
Dmitry Volosnikov joined the Novaya Opera in 1998. He is the music director and conductor of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Thomas’ Hamlet, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina (in concert),Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Bravissimo! opera mix, the Maria Callas musical offering, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (joint production with the Imperial Russian Ballet); he also conducts Verdi’s La Traviata, Bellini’s Norma, Tchaikovsky’s and Rachmaninov’s Romances, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Prokofiev's cantatas Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky. He conducted a concert version of Agafonnikov’s Sergey Yesenin. He prepared the Inverted Perspective Russian choral music concert and the Rostov Suite programme based on texts by Dmitry Rostovsky. He also participated in the recording of the CDs Chorus of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow and Soloists of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
In 1999–2010, Dmitry Volosnikov was the music director of the Evgeny Kolobov Choral and Bell Music Festival Transfiguration in Yaroslavl.
Since 2013, he has been the principle guest conductor at the Krasnoyarsk State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
In 2013–2017, he was a guest conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Opera nad Nallet Theatre where he was music director and conductor of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Amadeus (to th music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Salieri),Verdi's La traviata and conducted Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet.
Awards and Honours:
Prize-winner of the Golden Mask Russian National Theatre Award in the categorie Special Prize of the Musical Theatre Jury (DIDO, 2015)
Bravissimo! (opera mix) — Music Director and Conductor
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Music Director and Conductor
Puccini's Gianni Schicchi — Music Director and Conductor
Offenbach's A Dinner Party with Italians — Music Director and Conductor
Rossini's La Cenerentola — Music Director and Conductor
Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO — Music Director and Conductor
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor — Music Director and Conductor
Verdi's La Traviata — Conductor
Thomas's Hamlet — Conductor
Bellini's Norma — Conductor
Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore — Conductor
Verdi's Il trovatore — Conductor
Podgaits's Barankin, be a sport! — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker — Conductor
Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi (in concert) — Conductor
Adiemus (concert) — Conductor
Orff's Carmina Burana — Conductor
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem) — Conductor
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Conductor
Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert) — Conductor
Maria Callas (musical offering) — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Bravissimo! (DVD) — Music Director and Conductor
Soloists of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow (CD) — Conductor
Chorus of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow (CD) — Conductor
This is Opera! (DVD) — Conductor