ALEXANDER MESHIBOVSKY has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Hamburg Philharmonic, the RIAS Symphony of Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandthaus Orchestra, the North German Radio Orchestra in Hanover, the Bavarian State Radio Orchestra in Munich, the Bamberg Symphony and the European Union Youth Symphony. He has been featured on programs with prominent conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Ricardo Chailly, Edo de Waart, Klaus Tennstedt, Thomas Sanderling, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Mr. Meshibovsky was born in Kharkov, USSR. After graduating from the Kharkov conservatory, he joined the Russian Concert Agency as a soloist, performing throughout the USSR. In 1975 he began his career in the West, making solo appearances with European and American orchestras, performing on radio and television, giving recitals and master classes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Norway, and even returning for a triumphant tour of the USSR.
In 1979, Mr. Meshibovsky immigrated to the United States, to work with Jascha Heifetz. In New York, he has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, New York University, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, and at Lehman College. His extensive repertoire includes nearly 50 violin concertos from baroque to contemporary, early and modern Russian works, and his own compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions.
Mr. Meshibovsky has served for many years as Professor of Violin at East Tennessee State University and the University of West Virginia, and is currently on the faculty of the Music Department at Lehman College, Columbia University Teachers College, and Long Island University.