Much in demand as a violin soloist and ensemble performer, Arkady’s first major solo appearance was at the age of thirteen with the Odessa Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.S.R. After his graduation, Arkady Yanivker was engaged in concerts both as a chamber musician and solo violinist throughout the concert hall of Russia, and became concertmaster of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, during which time he also became member of the Faculty of Music.
Arkady Yanivker came to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1978, where he became well-known on the music scene as a violin soloist and chamber player. His concert performances in Canada have been heard on CBC, CMFX, and CJRT radio broadcasts.
During his tenure as a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, he served as concertmaster of the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, and guest concertmaster for the Kitchener Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Festival Orchestra, and the New Canadian Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at home and in Europe. His performances have received outstanding reviews: "...impressive exploration of versatile potential of the violin... brilliant technique, truly virtuosic performance..." (Durier Lubelski), and "...the many memorable moments were Yanivker’s dominant violin..." (The Toronto Star).
Arkady’s students have highly appraised performances in Canadian festivals and competitions.
Arkady Yanivker was chosen as music consultant by the distinguished documentary producer, Joseph Feigenberg, for the movie documentaries Diaries of Sergei Prokofiev and the award-winning film Glenn Gould in Russia.
His interests include travel, opera, and history.
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