The mayor of Nevelsk called death Kogan personal loss

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria Dmitry Kogan. Archival photoThe mayor of Nevelsk called death Kogan personal loss© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Residents of the Sakhalin Nevelsk took the death of violinist Dmitry Kogan as a severe personal loss, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, the mayor Vladimir Pak.

Honored artist of Russia, the famous violinist Dmitry Kogan died Tuesday in Moscow after a long illness. He was 38 years old.

«For us it’s a big loss, Dmitry Kogan was a friend of our city, an honorary citizen. During our him, and this musician literally sprouted into each other. We are very proud that we had such a friend,» said Pak.

The mayor met with the musician in 2007, then Dmitri Kogan was in Sakhalin with its festival «Days of high music» and introduced the residents of the island province a great piece of music. Just in those days in Nevelsk, a devastating earthquake. Dmitri Kogan has decided to give a concert for residents of a dilapidated city.

«He played in front of our residents, played with our girls from the music school. Then even took the school under its wing, and each visit to Sakhalin definitely came in Nevelsk and gave charity concerts», — said the mayor.

Vladimir Pak remembers musician kind, open, pleasant person in dialogue.

«We once again waited for his arrival, he always said that even if just to be in the far East, then be sure to call in Nevelsk. So he liked our city,» — said Pak.