Grammy nominated conductor, cellist and conductor Dmitry Yablonksy was born in Moscow into a musical family. He began playing the cello when he was 5 years old and was accepted to the Central Music School for gifted children. At the age of 9 he gave his orchestral debut playing Haydn’s cello concerto. He emigrated with his mother, pianist Oxana Yablonskaya to New York where he studied with Lorne Munroe, Aldo Parisot and David Soyer at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Plays with the Most Important Orchestras
He regularly plays chamber music with important artists as Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan and plays with the most important orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Israel Symphony Orchestra. His Tchaikovsky Piano trio recording for Erato/ Warner with Repin and Berezovsky won numerous awards.
An Enthusiastic Teacher
He transcribed and edited works for cello, which was released by International Music Company and Dover Publications. Naxos released his recording of all 40 Popper etudes for solo cello in the fall of 2008, which received great critical acclaim. He organizes many festivals all over the world, including the Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan. Dmitry has an enthusiastic and charismatic character and takes the students in an associative and playful way through the music.