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March, 18, 2005
I just got off the phone with Timofei's granddaughter, Anna.

The Dokshizer Family has on their website ( the following message:

On the afternoon of March 16,
2005 Timofei Alexandrovich
Dokshizer passed away. We
miss him so very much.
Funeral service will take place
March 22, 2005 in Moscow, Russia. >>>
The Dokshizer Family.

Anna said a memorial service is planned for today (March 18, 2005) in Vilnius, Lithuania from 12 noon until 3pm. The funeral service will be in Moscow on Tuesday, the 22nd.

Those wishing to send condolences can send them to Timofei's wife at the following address:

Monna Dokshizer
Blindzhiu 31-6
2004 Vilnius

Also, Anna says that any additional announcements will most likely be made on their website at:

Timofei Dokshizer Passes Away Today, March 16, 2005

It is with much sadness that I report Timofei Dokshizer passed away today.

I received word from his granddaughter, Anna, earlier today.

He will be sorely missed.

Even in his upper years, Dokshizer was constantly involved with musical projects. He devoted his entire life to music. I recently received a letter from Timofei where we were discussing the possibility of the ITG publishing one of his books with an accompanying recording. And I have sitting here on my desk another letter that I haven't even had translated yet.

Dokshizer touched so many lives through his music and the example of the kind of person he was. How he approached life. How he approached success. How he approached failure. How he communicated through the medium of music. And I think more importantly, how he was "self-less" in all he did: saying that it is best to look at something as only "satisfactory" instead of letting oneself become puffed up over accomplishments.

Anna will inform me of plans. She said most likely, the memorial service will take place in Moscow.

According to the International Trumpet Guild, a memorial service will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on Friday, March 18 from 12pm until 3pm.

I will post more information as I receive it.


David S. Miller


The International Trumpet Guild has an obituary here:

ITG News: Timofei Dokshizer 1921 - 2005

A short biography on Mr. Dokshizer can be found here:

And my friend, Ole Utnes, has a very nice website about Dokshizer here:

as well as a dynamic database of all the Dokshizer recordings here:


And I have created a gallery of Timofei Dokshizer images here:


I'd also like to post a short MP3 sound clip of Dokshizer's famous cadenza from the Arutiunian Concerto. The file size is 1.34MB. You can download below:

Cadenza from Arutiunian Concerto

For PC's using Windows and IE, here's the best way to download:

Right Click
Select "Save Target As..."