Guest Concertmasters 2017

Ying Fu, violin

Will appear on stage:

May 11, 2017
May 13, 2017
May 14, 2017

The Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Ying Fu is the 1st Prize Winner of 2012 “Rodolfo Lipizer” International Violin Competition in Italy, as well as 4 Special Prizes. He is also a top-prize winner of many other major competitions all over the world, including Schmidbauer International Competition, Washington International Music Competition, “HAMS” Violin Competition in Chicago and Young Texas Artists Music Competition. Fu has collaborated with many renowned musicians, such as Maestro Cliff Colnot, Cristian Macelaru, pianist Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, cellist Peter Wiley, violist Kim Kashkashian, violinist Midori Goto, and has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America. With his great enthusiasm for chamber music, Mr. Fu has participated in many chamber music festivals, including Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, Cascade Head Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival in Taos Ski Valley, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. As an active teacher, his students have been accepted by The Juilliard School in NYC, New England Conservatory in Boston as well as Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington.

Born in Shanghai, China, at the age of 3, Mr. Fu began to study the violin and gave his first public performance at the age of 6 in the Shanghai Concert Hall. Fu went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Music from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and his Master’s degree of Music in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. After 2-year study of Doctoral degree under Professor Cho-Liang Lin and Sergiu Luca at the Shepherd School of Music, he joined the first violin section of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra in 2011 for 2 years. 

David Guerchovitch, violin

Will appear on stage:

May 19, 2017
May 20, 2017
May 21, 2017

David Guerchovitch comes from a family of several generations of musicians. His parents of Russian origin established themselves in France in 1991, his father as violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, and his mother as professor in the Music Academy Rainier III of Monaco.

At the age of 3, he begins the violin with his parents.

In 1996, he gives his first recital, and during the next years follows an instrumental formation with the professors Margarita Guerchovitch (Monaco), Pavel Vernikov (Italy), Josef Rissin (Germany).

2001-2005 David becomes laureate of several international competitions (1st Price in the “3-ème Concours des Jeunes Interprètes de la Ville de Canet en Roussillon”, 2nd Grand prix in the international competition “Andréa Postacchini” in Italy, 4th Price in the " Klöster Schöntal " in Germany, 1st Price in “Golden Hanoukka» in Berlin).

He established himself in Germany to follow his studies in the Conservatory of Munich in the class of the professor Ana Chumachenco. So, his name is seen on the posters of prestigious festivals suce  as "Oleg Kagan Musik Fest", " Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe ", " Kammermusik am Chiemsee ", “International Summer Academy of Music” in Ochsenhausen, where he plays not only as soloist with orchestra, but also in various formations of chamber music. 

In 2008, David is selected by the foundation "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" to follow his soloist's career, becomes a grant-holder of the Swiss bank BSI, and plays as such in the “Salle Garnier”  of the Opera of Monte Carlo in September. 

In 2009, he is an active participant of renowned festivals such as "The Eilat Chamber Music Festival" in Israel, where his name is seen next to Julian Rachlin, Natalia Gutman, Maxim Vengerov, and on the festival "Kronberg Academy Masters" in Germany. He is also invited to play as soloist with orchestra in the festival "Oleg Kagan Musik Fest" in July 2009, and with the Cannes Orchestra in December 2009.

Since 2010, he is an active participant of the “Kronberg Academy Masters”.

In 2011, he played a series of concerts in Lithuania with the National Orchestra of Vilnius, took part as an active participant in the Kronberg Violin Masterclasses, and was invited to play with Natalia Gutman and Jacob Korany at the international festival “Violons de Légende”. 

David also got a scholarship from the Kronberg Academy that allowed him to study there one year. 

He is invited then to study in the prestigious “International Menuhin Music Academy Gstaad”, under the wing of Maxim Vengerov, Liviu Prunaru, György Pauk, and many others.

With other fellow musicians, he creates in 2011 the “Quatuor Lumière”, and wins in 2012 the First Prize of the “Gianni Bergamo Classic Award”, and in 2014 the third prize of the "International Mozart Competition". In 2015, they are awarded with the Special Prize for the youngest quartet at the "Wigmore Hall International Chamber Music Competition" in London.

Having finished his studies in the International Menuhin Music Academy, he enters in the "Lucerne Symphony Orchestra" as leader of second violins. He continues his career in chamber music within several chamber formations based on Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, and Monaco.

Camilla Kjøll, violin

Will appear on stage:

January 12, 2017
January 14, 2017
January 15, 2017

May 5, 2017
May 6, 2017
May 7, 2017

Camilla Kjøll was recently appointed as 1st concertmaster of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and will have her first season with LSO in 2016/17. She is an established chamber musician and orchestra leader, having served as the 1st Concert Master of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet since 2012. She has held recitals at numerous international festivals and performed either as a soloist or as a member of all the major chamber orchestras and symphonic orchestras in her native Norway.

Notable performances at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet include the demanding violin stage role in Berg's Lulu in 2010, to critical acclaim. In 2015, she recorded a violin concerto by Mark Adderley’s, written especially for her, which received excellent reviews.

Kjøll currently plays on a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1747) courtesy of Dextra Musica/Sparebankstiftelsen.

Kevin Lin, violin

Will appear on stage:

March 9, 2017
March 11, 2017
March 12, 2017 

Originally from New York, violinist Kevin Lin has received international recognition for his musicianship and “soulful” playing (TheArtsDesk). Mr. Lin has performed as a soloist and recitalist in Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom, in addition to numerous performances in the United States. In recent years, Mr. Lin received prizes from the Irving M. Klein International Competition (4 th Prize) and the Schmidbauer International Competition (1 st Prize), and was also a competitor in the George Enescu International Violin Competition and Menuhin International Violin Competition.

As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin has performed frequently with other artists. Recent collaborations include performances with the Tokyo and Ebène Quartets, Edgar Meyer, MengChieh Liu, John Perry, Hal Robinson of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Andrew Bain of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mr. Lin was previously guest concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and also joined the orchestra on tour throughout Germany, France, and Austria. In 2015, Mr. Lin was invited to lead the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has also served as Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin at The Colburn School and The Curtis Institute.

Mr. Lin spent his early years studying with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman in New York, before going on to study with Robert Lipsett at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He then continued his studies at The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia as a Mark E. Rubenstein Fellowship recipient, under the pedagogy of Aaron Rosand.

Richard Lin, violin

Will appear on stage:

March 24, 2017
March 25, 2017
March 26, 2017

Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin has already amassed a startling collection of top prizes at major international competitions, including the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland, Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, Singapore International Violin Competition, Sendai International Violin Competition, and Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Mr. Lin has collaborated with numerous orchestras at celebrated concert venues, including the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Poznan Philharmonic, Lodz Philharmonic, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonic, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Polish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, among others. Of particular personal importance to Mr. Lin was his debut in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall in November, 2014, when he performed the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Norichika Iimori. He has also given many recitals in distinguished venues in America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, Mr. Lin has released two albums in Japan under the Fontec label.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Mr. Lin began his violin studies at the age of four. He gave his public debut at age of eleven. At sixteen, Mr. Lin was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with respected pedagogue Aaron Rosand. In 2015, He received his Master's degree at The Juilliard School, where he studied with renowned professor Lewis Kaplan.

David Radzynski, violin

Will appear on stage:

April 20, 2017
April 22, 2017
April 23, 2017

David Radzynski, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic, is one of the youngest violinists to lead a major world orchestra today. David works extensively with the orchestra's artistic director Zubin Mehta, not only in Tel Aviv but around the world. David has led the orchestra on tours throughout Europe, China, Singapore, the United States and most recently in Mehta's hometown Mumbai, India to celebrate the Maestro's 80th birthday. David has also performed as guest concertmaster with the Houston Symphony, and has most recently been invited to guest-lead the Vienna and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.

As concertmaster of the IPO, David enjoys collaborating regularly with major conductors and soloists, both in orchestral and chamber music settings. Just last March David performed with pianist Emanuel Ax in the IPO's chamber music series. He is scheduled to collaborate with Pinchas Zukerman next season. An avid chamber musician, David has also collaborated with principal players from the Berlin Philharmonic Guy Braunstein and Amihai Grosz. He also plays frequently with former principal cellist of the IPO Simca Heled, and Lahav Shani who currently holds the title of Principal Guest Conductor of the Vienna Symphony and Artistic Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

As a soloist David has played with the Israel Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, and Columbus Symphony Orchestras. He performs recitals regularly throughout Israel, the United States and Europe. David holds a Bachelors from Indiana University, a Masters degree from Yale, and Artist Certificate from the International Center for Music at Park University.


Marc Rovetti, violin

Will appear on stage:

January 27, 2017
January 28, 2017
January 29, 2017

Violinist Marc Rovetti has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2007 and was promoted to his current position of Assistant Concertmaster in 2009. Prior to that he was a member of the New World Symphony and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He also performed as a member of the award winning Rothko String Quartet in addition to touring with the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble.

As a soloist, Mr. Rovetti has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta and New World Symphonies and on Chicago Public Radio with ICE. Most recently, he participated in a gala performance celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas’ 70th birthday playing the Brahms Double Concerto with the New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Anne-Marie McDermott, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg at the Bravo Vail festival and performed with the Dolce Suono Ensemble and Lucy Shelton.

Mr. Rovetti spent four summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, both as a fellow and as a member of the New Fromm Players, Tanglewood’s resident new music ensemble. A passionate advocate for new music, he has worked closely with composers Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, and Magnus Lindberg, and has collaborated with many young composers during ICE residencies at New York, Columbia and Northwestern Universities.

Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Rovetti holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Ronald Copes, Pamela Frank and Louise Behrend.

Igor Yuzefovich
, violin

Will appear on stage:

February 2, 2017
February 3, 2017
February 4, 2017

Internationally acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich was most recently appointed Concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as Concertmaster with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Assistant Concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Moscow, Russia into a musical family, Mr. Yuzefovich began his violin studies at the age of 5, and soon after enrolled at the Gnessin Music School, studying with Irina Svetlova.  In 1991, Mr. Yuzefovich moved to the United States where he continued his violin studies and later earned advanced degrees from The Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of world renowned pedagogue Victor Danchenko.

A winner of numerous competitions, Mr. Yuzefovich’s concerts and recitals have taken him from Carnegie Hall in New York to Cairo Opera House in Egypt, across Europe, South Africa and Asia.  

As an active chamber musician, Igor Yuzefovich co-founded the Monument Piano Trio in 2004, which debuted to critical acclaim in Baltimore, Maryland and has since captivated audiences across the United States. In 2011 the Trio released their debut recording, featuring works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Schoenfield.

In addition to a busy performing schedule with the SSO, Mr. Yuzefovich is a member of the Artist Faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and leads numerous solo and chamber music masterclasses around the world.

Mr. Yuzefovich is a sought after guest concertmaster and in that role has led some of the world’s prominent orchestras, including the London Philharmonic and both the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Symphony, among others.

One of Mr. Yuzefovich’s passions in his rare free time is sailing – a sport in which he enjoys close ties to violin playing.