Boris Zapesochny has been a violinist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 1979. He is a graduate of the Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Conservatory, and while still residing in Russia became an active orchestral performer and teacher of violin. In the United States Boris has regularly performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous recitals, including the Eastman School Summer Concert Series, the Largely Ludwig Chamber Music series, the Christ Clarion Chamber Music series, the Salem Concert series, Eastman at Washington Square and the Fortissimo Chamber Music series. He has twice toured France. Boris was a faculty member of the Eastman School's Community Education Division for twenty years, and in the Fall of 2001 joined the Nazareth College Preparatory Division. His students have been awarded recognition and prizes in area competitions and festivals. Boris is also an active arranger of music scores for use with chamber ensembles.