North Shore Symphony Orchestra

Guest Artist: Anton Polezhayev, violin - NSSO's Concertmaster and Artist in Residence

Violinist Anton Polezhayev won the “Grand Prix" at the International Violin Competition of Pierre
Lantier in Paris, France, 1997, as well as numerous other competitions, awards and scholarships.
Mr. Polezhayev was a member of the New York Philharmonic from 2002 to 2004, and prior to the
Philharmonic, a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2002. In addition
to his recital and teaching schedule, Anton Polezhayev currently holds the position of Associate
Concertmaster with Orchestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As a soloist and recitalist Mr. Polezhayev was featured on the cover of Part 2 of Newsday on
October 21, 1992, and the New York Times on January 18, 2004, and has performed on radio
and television. His credits also include performances at the International Concert Series at Hofstra
University, Tilles Center, Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and numerous concert halls in Europe
and Russia. Mr. Polezhayev was educated at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with
Dr. Albert Markov (1993-1999) and Principal Associate Concertmaster of New York Philharmonic
Ms. Sheryl Staples (1999-2001). Mr. Polezhayev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1976, and
at age 5 began his violin studies at the Central Music School of Moscow State Conservatory.

Mr. Polezhayev was re-appointed as the Artist-in-Residence with the North Shore Symphony
Orchestra for the 2015-2016 season.