New York who attended Columbia University
and the Manhattan School of Music and studied with Harris Danziger and Rachmael Weinstock.
In 1976, he
joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Other groups with whom he has worked
include the American Symphony Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival
Orchestra, the New York Pops, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and
Theatre de la Monnaie.
August 2003, he and pianist Nina Lelchuk teamed
up for a recital of the “Violin Sonata in E flat” of Ludwig van
performed in the American premiere of Giacomo
compositions include “The Space-Age String Orchestra”. He has served as the Chief Music
Critic for the Richmond Times
In the field
of music education, he has taught at Midwestern
University and Virginia Commonwealth