Russell Hershow, Violin
The Great Wall International Composition Competition Gala World Premiere Concert will feature acclaimed musicians from around the world, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra's
assistant concert master Yuan Qing Yu, Lawrie Bloom, Russell Hershow
, Eugenia Moliner, Ken Olson and Rami Solomonow.
A native of New York City, Russell Hershow
first music lessons from his
father, an amateur violinist.
He went on to attend the Juilliard School and the Indiana University School of Music.
received private instruction from Louise Behrendt, Joseph Fuchs, Josef Gingold and Yuval Yaron.
Mr. Hershow participated in numerous music festivals and competitions before joining the Baltimore Symphony in 1987.
In 1989, he
played briefly with the Pittsburgh Symphony before being hired by Sir Georg Solti to join the Chicago Symphony
Now a member of the first violin section, he is an active chamber music player, teacher and participates in the Grand Teton Music Festival every summer.