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Eugene Drucker

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Violin, Festival Artist Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Award(s): Montreal International Musical Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels)

Eugene Drucker

Violinist Eugene Drucker, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, is also an active soloist, writer, and composer. He has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and was a Concert Artists Guild winner in 1976. Drucker has recorded the complete unaccompanied works of Bach (Parnassus Records) and the complete sonatas and duos of Bartók (Biddulph Recordings). Drucker performs on violins made by Antonius Stradivarius (Cremona, 1686) and Samuel Zygmuntowicz (NY, NY 2002).

At the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Drucker coaches string chamber ensembles and performs solo and with chamber groups in the Chamber Music Session. 

Drucker is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Oscar Shumsky. Drucker was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which he appeared as soloist several times. 

Drucker has also found success as a writer and composer. His novel, The Savior, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007 and has appeared in a German translation called Wintersonate, published by Osburg Verlag in Berlin. Drucker's compositional debut, a setting of four sonnets by Shakespeare, was premiered by baritone Andrew Nolen and the Escher String Quartet at SUNY Stony Brook in 2008. The songs have appeared as part of a 2-CD release called "Stony Brook Soundings" (Bridge Recordings, 2010).

Performances
Montrèal Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Rhineland-Palatinate State Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony