who was raised in Odessa
and studied with Olga Goldboum and Leonid Lambersky.
After graduating from the Odessa State Conservatory, he joined the
ranks of the Moscow Philharmonic and toured Asia, Europe and the United States.
He stayed with
them for fourteen years before emigrating to the U.S. In April 1975, he auditioned for the
Boston Symphony Orchestra and won a spot in their violin section. Two years later, he was named
assistant principal second violin.
He has also worked with the Boston Pops, which has opened some
discography includes: Aaron Copland/Arthur Foote: Chamber Music with Flute; America; American Visions; The
Celtic Album; The Latin Album;
My Favorite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration;
and, A Splash of Pops.
He also worked
as a translator on the Quink Vocal Ensemble’s
album, Folk Songs of the World,
and co-authored the 1979 book, Anonymous
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculties of Boston University,
the Gnesin Institute of Music, and the New