Since his selection as Artist of the Year by the CBC in 2000—the same year he made his Lincoln Center debut in New York—cellist Yegor Dyachkov has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has appeared with major orchestras in Antwerp, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver and performed at international festivals in Évian, Kronberg, Lanaudière, Ottawa, Seattle, and Tanglewood. A champion of new music, Dyachkov was invited by Yo-Yo Ma to participate in the Silk Road Project and premiered works dedicated to him by Christos Hatzis, Jacques Hétu, Michael Oesterle, André Prévost and Ana Sokolović. He has recorded a dozen critically acclaimed albums on several labels, including Chandos, Analekta and ATMA Classique. Deeply committed to chamber music, he has worked with the Arditti, Borromeo and St. Lawrence quartets, pianists Anton Kuerti, Charles-Richard Hamelin, Martin Roscoe and Andrew Armstrong, violinists James Ehnes, Jonathan Crow, Antje Weithaas, Tessa Lark and Noah Bendix-Balgley, as well as cellists Colin Carr and Steven Isserlis. In addition to his long-standing duo with pianist Jean Saulnier, he is a founding member of the Magellan Ensemble and the Montreal Piano Trio. He teaches cello and chamber music at the Université de Montréal and is also a professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.