The President said, in particular, in his telegram:
“An outstanding musician, teacher and public figure has left us. Mr Petrov performed at the world’s great concert halls and won the public’s hearts with the depth and expressiveness of his playing. He lovingly preserved the traditions of Russia’s performance school and nurtured young talent on its professional road. His colleagues appreciated his great enthusiasm and creative energy.
Nikolai Petrov gave us an example of worthy service to the arts and was open and always well disposed towards all around him. He has left us, but his rich legacy and the good memory of this exceptional man remain with us.”
Nikolai Petrov passed away on August 3, aged 68.