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CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY NAMES ALEXANDER ZHUKACTING ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER Charlotte, NC - Following a national audition, violinist ALEXANDER ZHUK has joined the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as acting assistant concertmaster.He
will begin playing with the Orchestra on September 20, 2005. Born into a celebrated musical family in Moscow, Russia, Zhuk began studying violin at age six at the Gnessin Special School for Gifted Children.He
has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United states as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster of various orchestras throughout the world.He
has appeared at many major music festivals such as Spoleto
, Tuscan Sun
and many others.During the 2000-03 seasons, Zhuk
served as one of the concertmasters of the Miami's New World Symphony, America's
most elite orchestra for young musicians from around the world directed by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Past seasons for Zhuk
also included membership in the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra and the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra.He
also appeared as a soloist with the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra.
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Born into a musical family in Moscow, violinist Alexander Zhuk began his studies at the age of 6, got further schooling in the Netherlands and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.He is currently a member of the New World Symphony.
Concert - Sibelius Quartet Shimmers in Rare Performance (11/2002)
Violinist Alexander Zhuk - a native of the Netherlands and a graduate of the Utrecht Conservatory and Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory - led a blazing account of this Russian musical gem.
, Fodere, and Harvey were dynamic.
A varied programme from a new chamber orchestra makes a strong impression on Lawrence Budmen
Violinist Joan Faigen's solos were particularly virtuosic. (Violinists Mei Mei Luo, Alexander Zhuk, and Yue Tang also played splendidly.) The Largo was embroidered with perfectly gauged Baroque filigree.
Concert - NWS Celebrates Diverse Music of the Americas 12/2002
This is definitely "academic" music. (The Italian composer Luciano Berio used a similar compositional scheme much more successfully in his "Markings" based on Schubert's sketches for a tenth symphony.) Violinists Alexander Zhuk and Mikylah Myers McTeer, violist Adrienne Sommerville, and cellist Norbert Lewandowski, as well as Ms. Bruya, were standouts in their difficult, crucially exposed solo parts.