[ in the press ]
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The packed concert hall in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv went silent, then burst into applause when the 28-year-old violinist took his bow, wearing long coattails and a broad grin.
David Radzynski is still getting used to his first job out of college as the new concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra — and to being one of the youngest violinists to lead a major world orchestra today.
“It feels great to walk on stage,” Radzynski, an American-Israeli musician born in New Haven, Connecticut, said during a short rehearsal break earlier in the day. “Everyone’s sitting down … and then you get to walk on stage and everyone’s clapping. Of course it’s a wonderful feeling to be part of something that special.” MORE