Concertmaster (The GK Goh Chair)
Internationally acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich was most recently appointed Concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as Concertmaster with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Assistant Concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Moscow, Russia into a musical family, Mr. Yuzefovich began his violin studies at the age of 5, and soon after enrolled at the Gnessin Music School, studying with Irina Svetlova. In 1991, Mr. Yuzefovich moved to the United States where he continued his violin studies and later earned advanced degrees from The Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of world renowned pedagogue Victor Danchenko.
A winner of numerous competitions, Mr. Yuzefovich has performed all around the globe. His concerts and recitals have taken him from Carnegie Hall in New York to Cairo Opera House in Egypt, across Europe, South Africa and Asia.
As an active chamber musician, Igor Yuzefovich co-founded the Monument Piano Trio in 2004, which debuted to critical acclaim in Baltimore, Maryland and has since captivated audiences across the United States. In 2011 the Trio released their debut recording, featuring works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Schoenfield.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Mr. Yuzefovich leads numerous master classes and is in high demand as guest concertmaster.
One of Mr. Yuzefovich's passions in his free time is sailing – a sport in which he finds close ties to violin playing.
You can visit http://www.igory.net to learn more.