Light Classical Concert with Mikhail Kopelman
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:00-5:00pm
Explore this special musical afternoon with Cantor Sergei Schwartz and Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz.
Bring your friends, enliven your spirit and immerse your senses as you listen to relaxing and uplifting classical compositions by master violinist Mikhail Kopelman. Mr. Kopelman graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with Maya Glezarova and Yuri Yankelevich. In 1973 he won second prize in the Jacques Thibaud International Competition in Paris. A former member of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kopelman was appointed first violin of the Borodin String Quartet in 1976, and played with the ensemble for two decades.
As a member of the Borodin Quartet, he has been awarded the state prize of the U.S.S.R. and he has been named People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. In 1995, he received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award and the Concertgebouw Silver Medal of Honour. He was first violinist for the Tokyo String Quartet from 1996-2002 and formed the Kopelman Quartet in 2002. From 1996-2002, he was a professor at the Yale School of Music, coaching chamber music. He has been professor of violin at Eastman School of Music since 2002.
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception following the concert.
$10 Congregants, $20 Non Congregants