Sergey Ostrovsky, Violin

Sergey Ostrovsky, born in Russia, began playing the violin at the age of 6, inspired by his father, pianist Valery Ostrovsky. He made his first public appearance at the age of 8 and his first performance with a symphony orchestra at the age of 13. He continued his studies at the Gorky Conservatory. In 1991, after immigrating to Israel, he furthered his studies with Prof. Yair Kless and Irina Svetlova at the Rubin Academy Tel Aviv. Sergey has played solo with famous international orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Hugh Wolff, Bernard Guller, Uriel Segal, Maxim Vengerov and others. Ostrovsky was a founding member of the Aviv String Quartet, which won top prizes at international competitions; he was first concertmaster of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Geneva and is today Violin Professor at HEM, the Geneva University of Music. Ostrovsky plays a Giovanni Grancino violin (1716), which was purchased with the generous support of Mr. James Mayer and “Zefunot Culture”.