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Sergei Sobyanin congratulated on his birthday the Music Director & Chief Conductor of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra, People's Artist of Russia, Pavel Kogan.
The telegram of the Moscow Mayor, in particular, says:
“An outstanding violinist and conductor, you make a great contribution to the development of musical art, popularization of Russian and world classical music.
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under your direction enriches the cultural space of the capital and adequately represents Russia at the world's leading concert venues.
May your multifaceted creativity continue to give your fans joy, goodness, and unforgettable impressions."
Pavel Kogan was born into a musical family. He received special permission to simultaneously study the skills of conductor and violinist at the Moscow State Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. Pavel Kogan made his debut as a conductor in 1972 with the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with major Soviet orchestras both in the country and abroad. Since 1989, Pavel Kogan has been the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra. The musician was awarded the State Prize of Russia for the performance of all symphonies, vocal and symphonic works by Gustav Mahler. He is a People's Artist of Russia, a full member of the Russian Academy of Arts, a holder of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland IV and III degrees, as well as the owner of other Russian and international awards.