and teacher from Hartford, Connecticut, who picked up the violin at the age
of four and went on to study at the Hartford Conservatory of Music, Hartt School of Music, and Julliard. By the time he was nineteen years
old, he was already a member of the Denver Symphony.
Korean War dictated that he serve his country, and
fortunately he was able to do this at West Point as the concertmaster of
the U.S. Military Academy String Orchestra.
completion of his military service, he became a member of the Minneapolis
Symphony, where he would stay for twenty-four years, under the batons of Antal Dorati and Stanislav Skowacewski.
the most of his stay in Minnesota, occupying the first violin chair with
the Twin Cities String Quartet, serving on the University of Minnesota
faculty, and becoming the St. Paul Orchestra concertmaster, a position he
has also held with the Desert Symphony, Irvine Symphony, Long Beach
Symphony, and Pacific Symphony.
also worked with the New York Philharmonic, touring Russia and Scandinavia
in 1976, and substituting in the States as needed. He appeared on a pair of albums in
the late ‘70s, Lalo
Schifrin’s soundtrack to Nunzio and Frank Sinatra’s boxed set, Trilogy.
November 1994, he helped offer up a little night music in the afternoon at
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Connecticut, as one of the
violinists in the Filarmonia Quartet, performing
Beethoven and Dvorak quartets and Mozart’s “Eine
passed away on 24th October 2001.