Born into a musical family, Dennis Piwowarski first began violin instruction with his grandfather, Pio Reyes, at the age of four. At sixteen, Mr. Piwowarski became a student of Naoum Blinder, pedagogue and teacher of Isaac Stern, r aining under Mr. Blinder's instruction for two years. Mr. Piwowarski attended the Cornish School of Allied Arts and the University of Washington in Seattle, where he studied under anuel Zetlin, Concertmaster eritus of the Berlin Philharmonic. A former student of Ivan Galamian, Mr. Piwowarski has enjoyed a successful solo career under the auspices of H. Barrett management, appearing with many orchestras in the United States, Canada, and Europe as well as giving recitals in the College Concert Artist Series and at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his career with the National Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Piwowarski was a first violinist with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Since joining the National Symphony in 1984, he has appeared as soloist under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich as well as with the Fairfax Symphony in the Fourth Paganini Concerto.