MM, Yale University School of Music
AD, Yale University School of Music
Joined LMC Faculty in 2018
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
I hold the position of Second Clarinet with The Glens Falls Symphony orchestra and I am on the faculty at the Mahanaim Music School in Long Island, New York. I also performed with the Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Camerata New York, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Dicapo Opera Theater, New England Symphonic Ensemble and Red Light New Music Ensemble. I have appeared as a soloist with Orchestra Slobozhansky and Kharkov Philharmonic in Ukraine.
I have performed in concert venues such as the Isaac Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kennedy Center Opera House, Boston Symphony Hall, Severance Hall, The National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theater, and the Kharkov State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
I have been the winner of numerous international clarinet competitions, including the International Competition in Lvov, Ukraine, the Second International Clarinet Competition in Moscow, Russia, the Selmer-Paris International Competition in Kiev, Ukraine, and the Concursal International de Muzica in Bucharest, Romania.
I am also co-founder of the Muzichna Maysternya music festival in Kharkov Ukraine.
What excites you most about Luzerne Music Center?
I am excited to help students discover new repertoire and develop their technical and musical abilities. I find it most rewarding working with young musicians and helping them discover their own artistic voice.
What can campers expect to learn from working with you this summer?
Students can expect to learn how to be efficient with their practicing, as well as developing a clear concept of the music they are studying. I like to spend a fair amount of time working on technique, while at the same time learning how to use acquired technique to express musical ideas. Also, it is very important to me to teach my students how to be contributing members of a chamber ensemble and to collaborate well with their colleagues.