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Samuil Kreynes, Violinist

Samuil Kreynes was one of the founding members of the Shilakowsky String Quartet, performing both concerts and private performances. He earned a B.A. in music/violin at Musorgsky College of Music, and later an M.A. in music/violin in St.Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. He worked as a soloist in various opera and symphony orchestras of St. Petersburg. For twenty years, he was first violin for the Kirov Opera and Ballet Company, with which he toured around the world to venues such as Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Music Ferein (Vienna) and others. He participated in many internationally renowned music festivals such as Edinburgh, St. Petersburg's White Nights, Salzburg, Athens and others.

In addition to his performing work from 1988 to 1998, Samuil was a faculty member at the Tutti Music College for Gifted Children in St. Petersburg and was a member of many juries which selected young musicians for state and international competitions. In the United States, where he has lived since 1999, Samuil was a faculty member at the Performing Arts School of Worcester and a visiting professor at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. At present he is teaching in Sharon Music Academy and at his private studio.

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