Musician Profiles

Artur Girsky

Artur Girsky was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of violinists. He began playing violin at the age of five. He later entered the Special Music School in Riga studying for seven years, and moved to Moscow 1989 where he was accepted in the class of Prof. Maya Glezarova at the Moscow Central Music School.

A year later Girsky won the third prize in International Violin Competition of Naples in Italy (Alberto Curci).

From 1991 to 1993 he took part in a postgraduate program in Royal College of Music in London, working with Prof. Felix Andrievsky.

After returning to Moscow, Girsky became the Concertmaster of the well known Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the world renowned violist Yury Bashmet.

In 1997 Girsky moved to the US where he joined Florida Orchestra in Tampa as Principal Second Violin.

He has been a member of Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2006.
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