Violinist who was the only American to place at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
He began playing violin when he was three and learned under Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight.
He is known for the wide variety of orchestras in which he has played in cities like Moscow, Sacramento, and Pittsburgh.
He had two daughters with his wife.
He has been concertmaster for the Philadelphia Orchestra, an orchestra once conducted by Eugene Ormandy.