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U.S. News & World Report profiles YSM alum David Radzynski

Associated Press
By Daniel Estrin
May 9, 2015

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

Published May 11, 2015
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Violinist David Radzynski ’12MM appointed concertmaster of Israel Philharmonic

radzynski_davidThe Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed David Radzynski ’12MM as its concertmaster. Radzynski, from Columbus, Ohio, was selected following an audition that ended on Dec. 19 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He will assume his position in March 2015.

Thirty violinists were invited to compete for the position through a pre-screening process by the Orchestra. Radzynski, one of four finalists, earned the appointment after performing Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto alongside the IPO and maestro Zubin Mehta. He was announced as unanimous winner by the jury after only five minutes of deliberation.

“I am still trying to digest all that is happening,” said Radzynski. “It is such an incredible honor. I would not have succeeded if it weren’t for Ben Sayevich and the incredible support I have received.” MORE

Published January 7, 2015
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YSM violinists to compete in Michael Hill International Competition

Wonyoung Jung ’13MM, Seul-A Lee ’13AD, and David Radzynski ’12MM among 18 selected for semifinal round

SeulaLeeOn June 1, 2013, Yale School of Music student Seul-A Lee and alumnus David Radzynski will compete among 18 semifinalists in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Queenstown, New Zealand. They have been selected from 125 applicants representing 27 countries.

Published May 30, 2013
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