He is a
violinist and concertmaster born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who started learning the violin when he
was just six years old and gained his education from the Leningrad School for Gifted Children.
to the United States in order to take further studies at the
Manhattan School of Music, where he had been awarded a scholarship, and the
He entered the
Artist International Young Artists Auditions and after being named as a winner
he performed his debut at the Weill Recital Hall
in Carnegie Hall. He went on to
become another winner at both the Swiss Tibor Varga International Competition and the American Heida Hermann International Competition.
To start the
new millennium off in January 2000 he became a member of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. After five
years of performing with the orchestra he became their Assistant
Concertmaster in 2005 and has since performed under the leadership of
countless conductors that have included Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Masur and Michael Tilson
performances with the BSO he is an active chamber musician who plays as a
member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, with Boston’s Walden Chamber Players since
2001 and the LiveArts String Quartet since 2009.
Making other appearances
at various concerts and music festivals, he has performed at the
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival in the “Boston Comes to Cooperstown” concert and more recently at the
Japan Relief Benefit Concert at Ventfort Hall Mansion and the Gilded Age Museum in August 2011.
As a soloist and/or
concertmaster he has performed with numerous acclaimed orchestras that
include the Absolute Ensemble, Chappaqua Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, the
London Philharmonic, Metamorphoses Orchestra, National Symphony of Santo
Domingo, NDR Radio Philharmonic, the Rondo Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Phiharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Paul Taylor Dance
Company and WDR Symphony Orchestra.
He has made
several recordings with a couple being Chris
Botti in Boston and Live in Boston.
In the field
of musical education he has also given masterclasses
at the S’hampton Art Festival.