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Valeria Vilker Kuchment, violin

Valeria Vilker Kuchment graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where she was a student of Yuri Yankelevich; upon finishing her studies she became a faculty member at the Moscow Conservatory College. Ms. Vilker Kuchment was a prizewinner in a number of international violin and chamber music competitions, including the International Competition at Prague, and at Munich, where she was awarded first prize.

She has appeared as recitalist, soloist, and in chamber music throughout the former Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Since coming to the United States in 1975, she has performed throughout the country, winning critical acclaim for her appearances in Washington, Boston, and at Lincoln Center in New York. She has also been first violinist for the Apple Hill Chamber Players, and concertmaster of SinfoNova, the Harvard Chamber Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Philharmonic.

Ms. Vilker Kuchment joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 1986-87 season. She is a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

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