Baltimore Symphony's assistant concertmaster gets top post in Hong Kong Philharmonic
He starts in January, but is scheduled to perform as guest concertmaster in Hong Kong on several occasions before then. He is also expected to play for some BSO programs during the fall.
The Moscow-born Yuzefovich has a long connection to Baltimore. He did a good deal of his musical training at the Peabody Institute, where, in the Preparatory Division, his teachers included the late, much-missed BSO violinist Leri Slutsky.
Yuzefovich continued into the Conservatory, earning a B.A. and graduate performance diploma.
The violinist frequently worked as a sub or extra player in the BSO prior to being appointed assistant concertmaster by music director Yuri Temirkanov. Yuzefovich has been ...
The violinist is a valued chamber music player as well. He co-founded the Monument Piano Trio in Baltimore seven years ago, an ensemble that enjoys a sterling reputation for musicianship and wide-ranging repertoire. (No word yet on whether he will be able to maintain his relationship with that group after leaving the area.)
Yuzefovich will take up his Hong Kong Philharmonic post as the orchestra's music director, the distinguished Dutch conductor, Edo de Waart, is winding down his tenure as artistic director and chief conductor.PHOTO COURTESY OF HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA