Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra
Dmitry Yablonsky(USA ∙ Israel ∙ Spain)
Robert Samut Hall
He regularly plays with important artists as Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan, Yuri Bashmet, and has collaborated with artists as Monserrat Caballé, Roberto Alagna, Olga Borodina, ... He played Mº Penderecki’s Cello Concerto with the composer at the podium.
He has also an important career as Conductor that begun in Camerino (Italy), where he had his first opportunity to conduct an orchestra. He was 26 years old and since then, has collaborated with many important orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (principal guest conductor 2000-2004), Novaya Rossiya (Principal Guest Conductor 2012-), Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerpen Orchestra, North Netherlands Orchestra, Maastricht Orchestra, Russian State Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Taiwan National Orchestra, Catania Opera Orchestra, Holland Symphonia, Bologna Chamber Orchestra, Ofunam (México), etc..
His mother is the famed pianist Oxana Yablonskaya, with whom he immigrated in 1977 to New York where he studied with Lorne Munroe (solo cellist of New York Philharmonic Orchestra), David Soyer, cellist of Guarneri quartet, and with Aldo Parisot.
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. There, he had the opportunity to meet many great musicians as M. Horszowski, M. Tree, M. Schneider, M. Foley... and after playing for David Soyer, cellist of Guarneri quartet, he offered him to come to Curtis Institute of Music to study with him.
In 2010 Dmitry Yablonsky received the Diploma of the Honorary Academician at the Independent 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. Naxos records released his recording of all 40 Popper etudes for solo cello in the fall of 2008, which received great critical acclaim.
But maybe, his most important recording is the Piano trio recording for Erato/ Warner with Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky that has won numerous awards.
Dmitry Yablonsky has an enthusiastic and charismatic character that takes him to initiate many projects. 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.
Many composers have dedicated him works of chamber music and soloist (Angelo Inglese, Luigi Giachino, Fabrizio Festa, Giuseppe Garbarino, Giuseppe Ricotta, Sergio Calligaris, Ante Grgin, Walter Farina…). Tinelli has recorded for the National Radio of Bucarest (Romania), RAI and SKY Classic (Italy), Deutsche Südwestfunk (Germany), TVR 1 Bucarest (Romania), TV Dubai (U.A.E.), News 24 (Albania), Venezuela TV, Radio Classic (Kazakhstan) and some CD with first world recordings released by Urania Records, Dad Records, VDM Records/RAI Trade, Phoenix Classics dedicated to Saverio Mercadante, Sergio Calligaris, Raffaele Gervasio and Johannes Brahms awarded, this one, by discography critics. Camerata Tokyo (Japan) has released a CD in trio with Karl Leister and Giuliano Mazzoccante (piano) that has been praised by the international critics.
Moreover, Farelive (Italy) has released two CD’s with Tinelli, one as conductor of the Italian Red Cross Military Band (C.M.M.) awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2016” with two silver medals and with four stars on the Italian music magazine “Musica”, one as conductor and soloist of the Méditerranée Clarinet Ensemble awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2017” with three silver medals, ranked among the “Global Music Awards TOP 10 Albums – Spring/Summer 2017” and reviewed with five stars on “Musica” and one as conductor of “I Musici Pugliesi” also awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2020” with silver medal. All recordings are available on the major streaming platforms (Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, iTunes e Deezer).
He’s currently Clarinet Professor and coordinator of the Clarinet School in the Music Conservatory “N. Piccinni” of Bari (Italy). He also holds numerous master classes in Europe (Oulu University, Finland; Iasi Art University “G. Enescu”, Romania; Tirane Art University, Albania; Musik und Kunst Wien, Austria; ClarinetsOnStage, Belgium; Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland; …), USA (California State University, Northridge) and Far East (Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music). He is additionally the Artistic Director of various musical organizations like the International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante”.
".. I am very impressed by the sound beauty, the dynamics quality, the tone colour play, the musical expressiveness and fantasy rendering" [Karl Leister - historical first clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin conducted by Herbert von Karajan]; “in a word, superbly” [Fanfare Magazine USA]; “perfect musicality” [Musica Magazine]; “masterfully interpretation” [The Clarinet USA], “admirable coherence, a whole warm, rich and very charming sound” [Journal of Music].
Active as well in chamber music, she performs in important musical seasons and festivals (Spring Concerts-GOG, Lerici Music Festival, Festival Mito Milano, Lange Nacht der Musik Zürich, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Prèlude Konzert Tonhalle Zürich, Alexander Arutiunian International Wind Festival, FIMU and Festival Fiati in Novara)
Gaia has numerous collaborations and recordings of contemporary and film music with various composers from Zurich.
Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra
A symphonic serie with important soloists have been organized at the Franco Theatre in Kyiv, with a great welcome by the audience and specialized critic.
Kyiv Virtuosi perform and tour around the world, and are starting a very vast and intense recording schedule for Naxos Records, with Chamber Symphonies by Shostakovich and Silvestrov among others.