Baltimore Symphony assistant concertmaster takes up Hong Kong concertmaster post

Posted on: September 12, 2011

Saturday (9/10) on his Baltimore Sun blog Clef Notes, Tim Smith reports, “Igor Yuzefovich, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s assistant concertmaster since 2005, has been named concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He starts in January, but is scheduled to perform as guest concertmaster in Hong Kong on several occasions before then. He is also expected to play for some BSO programs during the fall. The Moscow-born Yuzefovich has a long connection to Baltimore. He did a good deal of his musical training at the Peabody Institute, where, in the Preparatory Division, his teachers included the late, much-missed BSO violinist Leri Slutsky. … Yuzefovich has been valued in the orchestra not only for his solid technique and innately expressive music-making, but also for his outgoing personality and sense of humor. … Yuzefovich will take up his Hong Kong Philharmonic post as the orchestra’s music director, the distinguished Dutch conductor, Edo de Waart, is winding down his tenure as artistic director and chief conductor.”

Posted September 12, 2011