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!’