Education (continued)

I studied extensively with both Movses Pogossian, (Tchaikovsky competition prizewinner) and Guillaume Sutre (first violinist of the Ysaye String Quartet of France). I then received further education at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under acclaimed Russian pedagogue Kirov Alexander Petrovich.

Before studying with professors Pogossian and Sutre, my private teachers were Mark Kaplan (currently at Indiana University). I received further training from other special studies:

  • Oleh Krysa (Professor at Eastman School of Music)
  • Mikhail Kopelman (Professor at Eastman School of Music)
  • Stuart Canin (San Francisco Symphony former concertmaster)
  • Jaques Israelievitch (Professor at University of Toronto)
  • Albert Markov (Queen Elizabeth Competition Gold Medal winner)
  • Christophe Horak (principal for Berlin Philharmonic)
  • Anton Miller (Hartt School, Conneticut)
  • Anne Akiko Meyers (concert violinist)
  • Chamber music studies with Gwendolyn Mok and Peter Gelfand, San Jose

Degrees and Certificates

  • Post-Graduate Performance Certificate – Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
  • Certificate for Teaching the Violin: Creating a Healthy Foundation, from Northwestern University
  • M.M and B.A. degree in violin performance, UCLA
  • MBA, San Jose State University


  • Los Angeles: Zipper Hall, Disney Hall, Royce Hall, Wilshire Ebell
  • Bay Area: Notre Dame De Namur University, San Jose State, California Theater, Le Petite Trianon.
  • Invited to perform at MTAC San Diego teachers convention
  • Moscow Conservatory Moskovsky hall, Russia


  • Full University Scholarship, University of California.
  • Winner of chamber music prizes in New York, finalist for San Diego chamber competition.