Join us as master violinists Arkadiy Gips and Leonid Polonsky perform a variety of music by Jewish composers, including classical, jazz, and more.
Arkadiy Gips began performing with chamber and symphony orchestras as well as performing solo acts. Being a laureate of many national and international music competitions, he continued his education and graduated from the Rostov Music Conservatory. Gips became a well-known violinist in Eastern Europe where he played with a variety of orchestras. His performances included Ukrainian, Jewish, Gypsy, Hungarian and Polish music. In addition to ethnic music, his interests varied, among them country, folk and jazz. In the U.S., Arkadiy has performed with many noted musicians, playing jazz and country in addition to ethnic and classical styles of music. Arkadiy not only plays, but conducts, arranges and composes music.
Leonid Polonsky's musical career began in his native city of Moscow where he received his training at the Special Music School for Gifted Children and the Gnessin Music Institute. Mr. Polonsky has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic and Concertmaster of the Moscow State Orchestra. He was a soloist with internationally acclaimed “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra. In 1990, he immigrated to the United States and currently is Associate Concertmaster with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.