Dmitri Kogan is remembered for his charity

Dmitri Kogan is remembered for his charity


norman lebrecht

August 30, 2017

The Russian violinist, who died yesterday of cancer aged 38, has been eulogised by the Governor of the Samara Region, Svetlana Orlova, for the many acts of charity he performed in and around Kaliningrad.

In a telegram to Dmitri’s mother, the governor wrote:

‘I am literally shocked to learn of the passing of your dear son Dmitri, the greatest musician, violinist, the highest professional, a man with a big heart! Russian culture has suffered a irreparable loss!

Dmitry Pavlovich had a long-standing relationship with the Kaliningrad region. He was an advisor to the governor on a pro bono basis, and helped to develop a high culture, repeatedly performing in concert with symphony orchestra. … Dmitri was seriously involved in charity. The money collected at his charity concerts was allocated to buy essential equipment for Russian children’s hospitals. … The memory of this wonderful, generous, good-looking man will always remain in our hearts!’


  • John Borstlap says:

    Another precious young life cut short. Slipped Disc often gives the impression that the classical music world is a dangerous place.

  • M2N2K says:

    Actually, Svetlana Orlova is the Governor of Vladimir Region, not Samara. The city of Kaliningrad is the center of its own region that is not anywhere near either Vladimir or Samara. There must have been some kind of personal connection between her and the late violinist or his family, because geographically and otherwise her particular attention to his passing does not make much sense.