Pacific Symphony conductor Eshkenazy’s musical roots

Posted on: December 6, 2010

In Thursday’s (12/2) Daily Pilot (Seal Beach, California), Bradley Zint writes, “When your father plays violin, your brother plays violin, your cousins play violin and your aunt plays viola, clearly the sounds of strings run deep in the family. So it was only natural that Maxim Eshkenazy take up the family trade and pick up a violin at age 5. His mother—the engineer of the family—insisted. … The 35-year-old musician from Bulgaria is in his third season as the assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony. Eshkenazy’s duties include leading the Costa Mesa-based orchestra’s Class Act partnership with local schools, the Family Musical Mornings series and the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. … Eshkenazy takes his duties with the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra as seriously as he does with the professionals. He’s planning to take his group to his native Bulgaria in the summer of 2011. … When not working in Orange County, Eshkenazy conducts the chamber orchestra at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles and the Bakersfield Youth Symphony.”

Posted December 6, 2010