Pavel Pekarsky began his musical studies with his father, violinist Lev Pekarsky, and later attended the Moscow Conservatory. Making his professional debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Pekarsky has since played numerous solo engagements in various Embassy Concert Series, and at venues including Wolf Trap, Constitution
Hall, and the Virginia Governor's Mansion. In 1984, he was a prizewinner in the Romano Romanini International Violin Competition in Brecia, Italy and was accepted at Indiana University to study with world-renowned musician Josef Gingold. Mr.