Aleksey Shenker is a professional violinist and music instructor who has performed as a soloist and orchestra member in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Javits Center, and the Art Student’s League. Aleksey was born in the Ukraine and raised in Israel, where he began studying the violin at the age of seven. After immigrating to the U.S. he received a B.M. from the Mannes College of Music, one of the world’s leading classical conservatories. Aleksey has been a member of the Manhattan Symphony and the Richmond County Orchestras and has performed with numerous chamber music groups. He has won the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Award. He has also spent several summers honing his skills and collaborating with peers at the renowned Meadowmount Music Festival in upstate New York. Aleksey has been certified as a Suzuki teacher by the School for Strings in Manhattan. He currently teaches children and adults in his private studio in NYC, as well as at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan and the Virtuoso Suzuki Academy in Long Island. In recent years Aleksey has expanded his performing and teaching repertoire beyond the classical realm to embrace many contemporary genres, achieving a versatility that enables him to meet the educational needs of diverse non-classical students as well as the performance requisites of nearly every kind of social event. He stands ready and willing, with both acoustic and electric violins, to meet all your musical needs and will do so in stellar fashion.