Emanuel Borok, violin, with Steven Harlos, piano

Emanuel Borok

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Alexander Clark Center (formerly known as Conference Center)
Admission: $20
Season: 2011-12

Violinist Emanuel Borok has enjoyed a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and most recently, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This night, he will showcase his solo skills, accompanied by Steven Harlos on piano. Harlos is a faculty member at the University of North Texas and staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

About Emanuel Borok

Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 2010, has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. Before coming to Dallas, Mr. Borok served for 11 seasons as Associate Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Born and trained in the Soviet Union, Mr. Borok received his early musical instruction at the renowned Darzinya Music School in Riga, Latvia, and the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow. In 1964, he became prizewinner of the most important National Violin Competition in the former Soviet Union. In 1971, he won the position of Co-Concertmaster in the Moscow Philharmonic.

Since emigrating to the West in 1973, Emanuel Borok has made many solo appearances in Israel, Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, Switzerland, Holland and throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall.  His chamber music partners included such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Christopher Hogwood, Joshua Bell, Ralph Kirshbaum, Cho-Liang Lin and Paul Neubauer.

In 1999, a recording by the Dallas-based new music ensemble Voices of Change “Voces Americanas,” in which he took an important part, was nominated for the Grammy Award.

In addition to his highly active performing life, Mr. Borok has established himself as an internationally recognized teacher. Mr. Borok currently serves on the faculty of the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.


About Steven Harlos

Known for his sensitivity as a collaborative artist, Steven Harlos has performed with many artists of international stature, including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman and Gervase de Peyer. In the popular music field, he has worked with such diverse artists as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. As a jazz pianist, he assisted Dick Hyman in the first performances of his ballet "Piano Man" with the Cleveland Ballet, and subsequently performed the work with the Cleveland Ballet on numerous occasions. He also performed Hyman's ballet "The Bum's Rush" with the American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Recent successes in the field of composition include the publication of his Sonata Rubata for flute and piano by Southern Music Company, and the world premiere of his recent compositon Benniana, a jazz sonatina for clarinet and piano, in China at the Changchun International Saxophone and Clarinet Festival. An active musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, he currently serves as Staff Keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and as Coordinator of Piano and Collaborative Piano at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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