Dmitry Yablonsky is a cellist and conductor. As a cellist he has played all over the world and is also active as chamber musician. Dmitry has been Principal Guest Conductor of Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has conducted many orchestras worldwide.
Born in Moscow into a musical family, he began playing the cello when he was 5 years old and was accepted to the Central Music School for gifted children. At the age of 9 he gave his orchestral debut playing Haydn’s cello concerto. In Russia, Dmitry has studied with Stefan Kalianov, who has been Rostropovich’s assistant and Isaak Buravsky, who for many years was the 1st cellist of Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. His mother is Oxana Yablonskaya, famed pianist, with whom he emigrated in 1977 to New York. He studied with Lorne Munroe (solo cellist of New York Philharmonic Orchestra), David Soyer, cellist of Guarneri quartet, and with Aldo Parisot.
His Piano trio recording for Erato/ Warner with Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky has won numerous awards. Dmitry has transcribed and edited works for cello, which were released by International Music Company and Dover Publications. Naxos records released his recording of all 40 Popper etudes for solo cello in the fall of 2008, which received great critical acclaim.
In 2010 Dmitry Yablonsky received the Diploma of the Honorary Academician at the Independet Academy of Liberal Arts at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has transcribed and edited works for cello, which was released by International Music Company and Dover Publications. He has organized many festivals all over the world and is the artistic director of Gabala Festival in Azerbaijan.
Dmitry Yablonsky is Music Director of Kiev Virtuosi and Conductor Laureate of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Since fall 2016, he teaches at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and has been recently named Head of International Relations of the same University.
Dmitry plays two cellos: a Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri and a Matteo Gofriller.