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Mark Zelmanovich

Mark Zelmanovich

Associate Professor of Violin
Hired: 1986
Non-tenure track

University of Tennessee
School of Music
329 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-8671


Mark Zelmanovich was born in Russia where he began his musical studies at the age of seven. In 1972 he joined the Israel Philharmonic and toured the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. Professor Zelmanovich has performed under many of the 20th Century's leading conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Carlo Maria Giulini, Antal Dorati, and Eugene Ormandy. Since 1986, Professor Zelmanovich has been concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Mr. Zelmanovich is well known as an experienced and dedicated teacher, and is often invited to give master classes at other universities. He is also serving as first violinist and member of the faculty in the School of Art at the prestigious summer music festival in Chautauqua, NY. Students from all over the United States and abroad apply each year to study with Professor Zelmanovich and many of his graduate students are holding professional positions in United States orchestras.

See Also: Research/Creative Activity


  • M.A. - Lvov Academy, USSR (1972)


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