Valery Meladze, pop singer, Merited Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Chechnya
I have been lucky to work side by side with Joseph Davidovich for several months during tours. A grown man and, by then, quite a successful artist, I spent all that time trying to learn from his attitude to people and his attitude to life overall. It is very rare to meet anyone with such stunning zest for life and such incredible energy. I still cannot help being amazed at his ability to value the past and, simultaneously, relish the present. He can see beauty in the past, present and future. This must be what wisdom is about. Joseph Davidovich’s attention to people is extraordinary. He remembers the names and important dates and events in the lives of those around him. He is always willing to offer help, to come to the rescue of a person in distress.