Eric is a graduate of Juilliard, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay. Eric enjoys an active performing career. He has given highly acclaimed recitals and solo performances with orchestras in the United States, Europe, Korea, Japan, and Cuba under renowned conductors including Zubin Mehta, Stanislaw Skrowaczewki, and Michael Gielen.
Eric has performed and recorded Lowell Liebermann's Violin Sonata with the composer, and recorded the soundtrack performance of Ravel's Tzigane for The Elusive Muse, a PBS documentary on dancer Suzanne Farrel.
Recent engagements included his sixth concert tour of Korea where he played Brahms's Violin Concerto with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, a New York recital with pianist Sandra Rivers, his European recital debut at the Arco Festival in France, and a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Lima Symphony that was hailed by The Lima News as "astounding."
Evgeniy Mansurov (violin) holds a PhD in Violin Performing Art from Tashkent State Conservatory in Uzbekistan. In 1992 as a member of the Chamber Orchestra "Uzbekistan Soloists," he played an extended concert tour in the U.S. that included shows at Carnegie Hall, City Hall, and the New York Times building in NYC.
Between 1993-2003, he was a full-time Professor of Violin at Bilkent Private University in Ankara, Turkey. Evgeniy has toured France, Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland as a soloist and member of the "Bilkent International Orchestra." Since 2004 Evgeniy is the Concertmaster of Atlantic Classical Orchestra at Adelphi University.
Oleg Rutkovsky (violin) attended the Moscow Conservatory of Music, among the most prestigious violin schools in the world. In 1991, he graduated with high honors in violin and piano.
In 1990 he was invited to participate in the IV International Violin Competition "Isola di Capri" in Capri, Italy and won 1st Prize playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with a cadenza composed by Oleg for the event. Following the competition, he was invited to participate in a music festival in Rimini, Italy, where he shared the stage with famous musicians like Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I. Tchaikovsky Piano Competition), Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov.
After playing violin with the State Symphony Capella of Russia, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Oleg accepted a position in 1992 as Assistant Concertmaster of the famous Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra. He traveled around the globe performing in nearly every major music hall including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Royal Albert and Barbican Hall in London, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Germany, Gewandhaus, Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Osaka (Japan), Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna and many more.
In 1994 Oleg immigrated to USA and settled in Fort Lee, NJ. He made his American debut recital in Memphis, TN in 1995. Since 1994, he has performed with such orchestras as the New Jersey Symphony, Albany Symphony, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and Bachanalia Chamber Ensemble. He has also appeared in several Broadway productions including "Ragtime" and "Music Man".
In 1996, Oleg was invited to perform with the Houston Festival Orchestra as Concertmaster under Maxim Shostakovich, son of the great Russian composer, Dmitry Shostakovich. Currently, Oleg teaches extensively in NJ where he holds a full-time position as violin teacher at the NJ School of Music.
Helen Khaimova is a young and brilliantly talented violinist and winner of the Lucy Moses Concerto Competition and Henry Scheneider Foundation. In 2008, she performed at Carnegie Hall. She received an Honorable Mention in the American Teachers' League Competition, as well as the Concerto Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008. She is the winner of the 4th "Lisma" International Music Competition.
Helen participated in a master classes given by Michael Kopelman and Rohan De Silva.
Marina Kuzmenkov (cello) received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Minsk State College of Music in 1984 and her Master’s degree in Cello Performing Art from Belarus State Conservatory in 1990. Marina studied with Natalia Shpeneva (cello pedagogy), Irene Stepanova (cello performance) and Irene Galochkina (chamber ensemble).
In 1997 Marina became a member of the Belarus State Philharmonic Orchestra. As an orchestra musician, Marina performed with renowned musicians like Dora Shvartsberg, Nikolay Petrov, Aleksandr Kniazev, and rock legends Scorpions. Between 1997 and 2000, she toured Spain, France and Switzerland. Marina performs regularly with the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra. Her first public appearance with the orchestra took place on October 7th, 2007 at Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall.
Marina teaches at a private studio in Bergen County, NJ.