Mark Lakirovich, Acting Department Chair; Strings - Violin; Viola

Mark Lakirovich is one of the most sought-after violin and viola teachers today. Mr. Lakirovich travels extensively giving master-classes, coaching chamber ensembles and conducting symphony and chamber orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Mexico, and the Ukraine. He frequently serves as an adjudicator at various national and international competitions.

As a soloist, conductor, chamber and orchestral musician, Mr. Lakirovich has performed in major concert halls in Europe, Israel, former Soviet Union, Australia, and the U.S., including music festivals in Salzburg, Vienna, Bregenz, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Amsterdam. He served as Associate Concertmaster with Queensland Theatre Orchestra and as Concertmaster with Queensland Pops Orchestra, Australia, was member of Beer Sheva Chamber Orchestra, Israel, and Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and Stuttgart Philharmonic Trio, Germany.

Mr. Lakirovich was the co-founder and principal of the Stoliarsky School of Music in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia; string and chamber music faculty member of Sydney Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart School of Music, Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, Special Music School, and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center in New York City. Prior to his appointment at the Longy School of Music, Professor Lakirovich has served as Associate Director for Education Programs at Kaufman Center and the Music Director of the Special Music School of America at Kaufman Center New York City, and as an Executive Director of Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, Michigan.

Mark Lakirovich is a graduate of Azerbaijan State College of Music and Azerbaijan State Conservatory of Music, Music Academies of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, and Lucerne Conservatory of Music, Switzerland.

Honors Diploma (B.M.), Azerbaijan State College of Music; graduate studies, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Music Academies of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, Conservatory of Lucerne. Conductor, chamber and symphonic orchestras, choirs. Extensive teaching in USSR, Israel, Germany, Austria, and U.S. Co-founder and Principal, Stoliarsky School of Music, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia; former Executive Director, Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts; former Associate Director for Education and Music Director of the Special Music School, Kaufman Center, New York.

Email: mark.lakirovich(at)longy.edu