from St. Louis, Missouri, whose mother was a harpist and
whose father, Jacques Israelievitch, was a
violinist and concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and
Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Juilliard and the Whitfield
School. His teachers included Daniel Druckman, Erin Elstner, Michael
Faris, Timothy Genis, Rick
Holmes, John Kasica, Rohland
Kohloff and Kim Shelley.
He premiered “Brandenburg for the
New Millennium” by Libby Larsen at the Shenandoah Valley Bach
Festival in 2002.
November 2004, he was a member of the chamber orchestra that accompanied
bass Aaron Borst, soprano Marianne Cope, contralto
Edith Dowd and tenor Eric Fennell in a performance of John F. Kennedy:
Requiem by William Masselli at
He and his
father gave the world premiere of Alex Levkovich’s
“Concerto for Violin, Percussion and Chamber Orchestra” (“Isle
of a Beautiful Illusion”) with the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra the Juilliard School
in New York. They premiered the work in Canada with
the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on 5th April 2006.
In 2007, he fellow
percussionist Gregory Zuber and pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire
interpreted Bela Bartok’s “Sonata for
Two Pianos and Percussion” at the Verbier
Festival in Switzerland.
He and Jacques
reunited for the world premiere of “Dallaire”
by Kelly-Marie Murphy with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thompson
Hall in 2008.
April 2010, he was the guest soloist of the Minnesota Orchestra at
Orchestra Hall where they offered up “Concerto No. 2” by Nebojsa Zivkovic.
He performed “Reflections
on the Nature of Water for Marimba” by Jacob Druckman
with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on 26th March 2011.
& 28th April 2012, he was the featured soloist once again when
the SPCO offered up “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel” by James MacMillan at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
with whom he has worked include ALEA III, the Alton Symphony Orchestra, the
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber
Music Society of Mississauga, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Koffler Chamber Orchestra, the Missouri All-State
Orchestra, the National Festival of the Arts Orchestra, the National
Repertory Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, the St. Louis Youth
Orchestra, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the Webster University
Percussion Ensemble and White Rabbit.
which he appears include The Adaskin Collection, Vol. 6 by the Adaskin String Trio, French Flute Chamber Music by the Mirage Quintet, and Hammer and Bow and Suite Fantaisie
with Jacques Israelievitch.
In the field
of music education, he has coached the New World Symphony and Young Artists
Wind Ensemble, and served on the faculty of Boston University’s