- 1998 – Laureate (Fourth Prize) of the “Printemps de la guitare” contest (Walcourt, Belgium, WFMC); - 2002 – Laureate (Second Prize) of the “Printemps de la guitare” contest (Walcourt, Belgium, WFIMC)
During last 15 years the musician had given several hundreds of concerts (solo and as a soloist with symphonic orchestras) in Russia, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania. He appears in the best chamber and grand concert halls of Russia and other countries (e.g. the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow); the Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, the Chamber Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center, the Lysenko Academic Concert Hall of the Kiev Republican Conservatory (Ukraine); the Chamber Hall of the Minsk Republican Philharmonic Society (Belorussia); the Glinka Smaller concert hall of the Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg; the Grand Hall of the Vilnius Philharmonic Society (Lithuanian Republic), striving to expand the boarders of guitar music recognition as of a perfect classic instrument. Within this period Dmitry had turned from classic guitar repertoire to programmes based on his own arrangements of piano pieces by I. Albeniz and E. Granados and in which a whole concert part is dedicated to his arrangements of I.S. Bach’s violin pieces.
Teaching: Despite that the performing activity was always prior for Dmitry Nilov, he combined it readily with teaching by giving consultations and master-classes for students of high schools and academies of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia, as well as of Germany, France, Belgium, Holland and Spain. Special training were also organized for professional performers, including selection of concert programs, thorough studying of fingering, detailed solution of technical problems, work with scores, with sound, purity and culture of motion, intonation expressiveness. Particular attention was paid to psychological mood before going on stage.