Donate

DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY

In loving memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend

In memory of

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY

profile picture
Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Total raised

£17,800.40 +£1,643.35 Gift Aid

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK

Story

Beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend Dmitri Hvorostovsky sadly passed away on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at age 55. After a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, he died peacefully, surrounded by his family at a hospice facility near their home in London, UK. He is survived by his wife, Florence Hvorostovsky, and their two children, Maxim (14) and Nina (10); his twin children, Alexandra and Daniel (21), from a previous marriage; and his parents, Alexander and Lyudmila.

Having retired from the opera stage at the end of 2016 due to complications from the tumor, Dmitri made his final public appearance in a “Dmitri and Friends” concert at Austria’s Grafenegg Festival in June; in September, he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree, one of the highest non-military honours in his native Russia, for his great contribution to Russian art and culture.

In lieu of flowers, the Hvorostovsky family have asked that donations be made to Cancer Research UK, to help continue the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Please donate today and help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

If you are a UK taxpayer the value of your donation can increase by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme – at no additional cost to you. Please tick the Gift Aid box when you donate.

Latest updates

C

Chikako

2018-10-22T13:26:28+00:00

£100.00

I still miss you so much, Dima. No matter how much time passes it still hurts.

G

Gabriele Gaul

2018-10-16T20:26:21+00:00

£80.00

In memory of the birthday of the beloved & unforgotten D. H., who had to die too early. May this donation help to win the fight against this cancer.

D

Doris Norrgard Almstrom

2018-08-26T15:14:31+00:00

£40.00

For the unforgettable concert in Krasnoyarsk to Dmitri's honour, in lieu of flowers. I adored all of it, especially your contribution, dear Florence!

M

Marina Vatagina

2018-08-18T09:06:12+00:00

£20.00

D

Dina Vaisman

2018-08-02T18:00:43+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid
L

Lily Mazurek

2018-07-27T13:57:56+00:00

£33.00

To the loving spirit and voice of Dimitri Hvorostovsky. Thank you for the hours of joy and pleasure you gave us, still giving us via recordings. <3

Total raised£17,800.40

Online£17,740.40

Offline£60.00

With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer sooner. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.

All donations made to this page will automatically be transferred to Cancer Research UK.

Story

Beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend Dmitri Hvorostovsky sadly passed away on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at age 55. After a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, he died peacefully, surrounded by his family at a hospice facility near their home in London, UK. He is survived by his wife, Florence Hvorostovsky, and their two children, Maxim (14) and Nina (10); his twin children, Alexandra and Daniel (21), from a previous marriage; and his parents, Alexander and Lyudmila.

Having retired from the opera stage at the end of 2016 due to complications from the tumor, Dmitri made his final public appearance in a “Dmitri and Friends” concert at Austria’s Grafenegg Festival in June; in September, he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree, one of the highest non-military honours in his native Russia, for his great contribution to Russian art and culture.

In lieu of flowers, the Hvorostovsky family have asked that donations be made to Cancer Research UK, to help continue the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Please donate today and help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

If you are a UK taxpayer the value of your donation can increase by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme – at no additional cost to you. Please tick the Gift Aid box when you donate.

Cause

Brain cancer

Each year in the UK, more than 9,400 people are diagnosed with tumours that start in the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system. With more than 100 different types of brain tumour, donations can help Cancer Research UK find out what causes them and develop better treatments to improve the outlook for patients.