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LEONID SIGAL

Concertmaster

Southport, CT

BIOGRAPHY

Concertmaster and Assistant Conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Russian born musician Leonid Sigal has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestra leader. Winner of several violin competitions and recipient of 1993 Meadows Artistic Scholarship Award, he moved to the U.S., where in 1995 he was invited by Michael Tilson Thomas in 1995 to a prestigious fellowship at the New World Symphony, where he also studied conducting with Mr. Thomas. A devoted chamber musician, he has collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich, Evgeny Kissin, Edgar Meyer, Joseph Silverstein, James Ehnes, and Roberto Diaz among others. He appears with the Miami Friends of Chamber Music and is a frequent guest with the Avery Ensemble. In 2007 he inaugurated and became Artistic Director of the highly praised Sunday Serenades chamber music series at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Currently also serving as Concertmaster of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, previous posts include Associate Concertmaster of the Florida Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the Miami Chamber Symphony. Mr. Sigal is also a faculty member at University of Hartford’s The Hartt School. Mr. Sigal has performed in the US, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, and South Korea.