and violinist whose career has spanned five decades and comprised an
impressive mixture of public appearances and studio work.
to the U.S. in 1975 after having worn the hat of concertmaster for the
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theater Orchestra in Moscow, then went on to
perform similar duties with the San Francisco Opera and Los Angeles Chamber
himself square in the action in L.A. opened up opportunities for session
work on a string of albums, including Ray Charles’ and Cleo Laine’s Porgy
& Bess, Earl Klugh’s eponymous 1976
debut, Mary MacGregor’s In Your Eyes, Sunset Bombers’ Sunshine Bombers, and Frank
He has also
appeared on a number of soundtracks, including Eight Legged Freaks, Jarhead,
A Series of Unfortunate Events, and One
Night Stand, on which he performed his own arrangement of the first
movement of Bach’s “Violin Sonata No. 1”.
has been dotted with public appearances in the new millennium, in concert
with The Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society, The Las Vegas Youth Camerata Orchestra, The Local 47 Senior Symphony
Orchestra, Palisades Symphony, and Temecula’s Inland Valley Symphony.
enough, he is one of many artists featured in the book Violin Virtuosos From Paganini to the 21st Century.