Tragic news: Violinist Dmitri Kogan dies at 38

Tragic news: Violinist Dmitri Kogan dies at 38


norman lebrecht

August 29, 2017

The Russian violinist Dmitri Kogan died today at 38, of cancer.

An international performer with many recordings to his credit, Dmitri was a member of Russian’s most prolific musical dynasty. He was the grandson of the violinists Leonid Kogan and Elizaveta Gilels, herself the sister of the pianist Emil Gilels.

His father is the conductor Pavel Kogan.

Our sympathies to the bereaved family.

UPDATE: Dmitri is remembered for his charity.


  • esfir ross says:


  • Ungeheuer says:

    Shocking and tragic beyond what can be properly expressed. Far too young. Far too gifted. May he rest in peace.

  • Mark Zeltser says:

    Наши сердца с Вами. Любим, горюем, разделяем Вашу боль. Всегда с Вами. Марик и все Зельцеры

  • Sue says:

    Appalling news. Just dreadful. That’s not a life!!!!!!

  • Erich L Graf says:

    My deepest condolences to Pavel and family in their bereavement. Erich Graf

  • Elmar Oliveira says:

    My sincerest condolences to Pavel and his family. A very sad day in music. Dmitri was such a talented violinist.
    Elmar Oliveira

  • George says:

    So sad. RIP. His grandfather Leonid Kogan also died very young at age 58, what a great loss to humanity for both of these virtuosi to leave us so early.