Dmitry Yablonsky was born into a family of musicians in
Moscow in 1962. His mother, Oxana Yablonskaya is an internationally renowned pianist and
professor at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His father is a solo oboist in the
Radio and Television Orchestra in Moscow.
At the age of six, young Dmitry was accepted
into the Moscow Central Music School for gifted children and, at the age of 9, he gave his
orchestral debut playing Haydn's Concerto in C Major for violoncello.
In 1977 Dmitry
Yablonsky immigrated to the United States, to continue his studies at the Juilliard School
of Music, the Curtis Institute and further educational studies at Yale
Dmitry Yablonsky began his career as a conductor and was asked to conduct the Stravinsky
Octet in Camerino, Italy with members of the Santa Cecilia orchestra.
Since then his
performing and conducting career has taken off and he is now Principal Guest Conductor of
the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
As conductor, he has collaborated with such famous
soloists as Y.Bashmet, V.Repin, B.Berezovsky, M.Caballe, R.Alagna and O.Yablonskaya. As
conductor, Dmitry Yablonsky has performed in the famous halls of the Concertgebouw,
Carnegie Hall, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Taiwan National
Hall and La Scala among others. As a soloist, he has performed with H.Iwaki, V.Fedoseev,
D.Kitayenko and K.Penderecki.
Dmitry Yablonsky has recorded more then 20 albums for labels
like Naxos-Marco Polo, Erato, Conoisseur Soc, EMS, Discover, Sonora, Bel Air Music and
Chandos. His recording with Repin and Berezovsky of the Tchaikovsky Trio and Schostakovich
Trio for the Erato label, has won numerous prizes. He has done editing for International
Music Company and Dover Music Publishing.
He was just nominated for a Grammy Award.