Peter Zazofsky, Violin

Violinist Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a richly varied career as a soloist chamber musician and educator. He has given solo performances with many of the great orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, including the Boston Symphony (Boston and Tanglewood), the Berlin Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and San Francisco Symphony, which also featured him on tour in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has collaborated with distinguished maestros – Tennstedt, Kurt Sanderling, Ozawa, Ormandy, Eschenbach, Dutoit, and Zinman, receiving acclaim for his distinctive interpretations of classic, romantic, and 20th century concerti.

In addition to these concerts, Mr. Zazofsky tours and records as first violinist of the Muir String Quartet, in residence at the Boston University School of Music.

A native of Boston, he studied with Joseph Silverstein and Dorothy Delay, before entering the Curtis Institute, where he studied under Ivan Galamian and Jaime Laredo. Graduating in 1976, Zazofsky went on to win top prizes in several international violin contests, including the 1979 Montreal Competition, the 1980 Queen Elisabeth  Contest in Brussels, and the 1985 Avery Fisher Career Grant

Long committed to teaching, Zazofsky holds the position of Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Boston University.