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Violinist Leonid Sushansky has been acclaimed widely for his, "Gorgeous tone... Compelling musical personality...Passionate intensity," The Washington Post. He has appeared with many orchestras, as a recitalist and chamber musician in esteemed concert halls worldwide and has been featured on numerous radio and television programs. The orchestras he has performed as soloist with include: the Windsor Symphony, Arlington Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Romanian State Philharmonic, Fairfax Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, Richmond Philharmonic, Britt Festival Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Staten Island Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, Maryland Symphony and Alexandria Symphony among others. Mr.Sushansky enjoyed early recognition when at age 12 he appeared on the Marvin Hamlisch TV Special for Showtime, performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. From age 13, Mr. Sushansky was a scholarship student at the Juilliard School, where he remained for 7 years under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay. He also had the privilege of being coached by the great violinist, Isaak Stern. Graduate studies were completed at the University of Maryland with Daniel Heifetz and the Guarneri Quartet. His other important teachers and mentors have included Elisabeth Adkins of the National Symphony Orchestra and Catherine Filene Shouse, the founder of Wolf Trap.