1977 Dmitry and his mother arrive in New York. Upon arrival in New
York, he auditioned to the Juilliard School of Music and was
accepted to study with Lorne Munroe, solo cello of New York
Philharmonic Orchestra. In the summer of 1979, at the age
16, Dmitry was accepted to participate in Marlboro Music Festival
in Vermont and was the youngest participant that summer. In
Marlboro, he met many great musicians as M. Horszowski, M.
Tree, M. Shneider, M. Foley and many others. After playing for
David Soyer, cellist of Guarneri quartet, he offered him to come
to Curtis Institute of Music to study with him.
In the summer of 1980, Dmitry met Aldo Parisot,
distinguished cellist and Professor at Yale University where
Dmitry spent 4 years. At Yale he became interested in conducting
after meeting Otto Werner Muller, Conducting Professor. After
graduating from Yale, he has spent 2 years in the artist diploma
program at the Juillard School of Music with Zara Nelsova. During
the studying years Dmitry has played for Janos Starker, Mstislav
Rostropovich, Andre Navarra, Maurice Gendron and many more.
As a cellist he has played all over the
world in venues as Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Moscow Great Hall, St.
Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Taiwan National Hall, Teatre
Mogador, Cite de la Musique, Louvre and many others. Some chamber
music partners have included Leif Ove Andsnes, Yuri Bashmet and
For 4 years Dmitry has been Principal
Guest Conductor of Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has conducted
many orchestra all over the world as, Belgian National Orchetsra,
Catania Opera Orchestra, Netherlands North Orchetsra, Holland
symphonia, Bologna Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan National Orchestra,
Russian State Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Ile de France,
Israel Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many
more. He has collaborated with soloists as Monserrat
Caballe, Roberto Alagna, Olga Borodina and performed K. Penderecki
cello concerto with composer at the podium.
Piano trio recording for Erato/ Warner
with Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky has won numerous awards. He
has transcribed and edited works for cello, which was released by
International Music Company and Dover Publications. His recording
of all 40 Popper etudes for solo cello was released by Naxos
records in the fall of 2008 to a great critical acclaim.
Dmitry has made more then 70 recordings
as conductor and cellist for Naxos, Erato-Warner, Chandos,
Belair Music, Sonora, Connoisseur Society. Some of his
recordings have won many prizes as, Berlin critic prize,
Shostakovich?s Jazz suites recording have been on charts in UK and
US. Grammy nomination and much more.
He has organized many festivals all over the world
and is artistic director of Qabala Festival in Azerbaijan.
Dmitry has two cellos, which he uses for his cello
concerts, Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri and Matteo Goffriller. Since
2009 Mr. Yablonsky is an Artistic Director of Gabala International