NAMES ALEXANDER ZHUK
ACTING 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.