Eugene Drucker, violin
Eugene Drucker has received nine Grammys and three Gramophone Magazine Awards for his recordings with the Emerson String Quartet. As a violin soloist, he has appeared with the orchestras of Montreal, Brussels, Antwerp, and Jerusalem, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. A graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where he was concertmaster of the orchestra, Mr. Drucker later recorded the complete unaccompanied violin works of Bach and the complete sonatas and duos of Bartók. His novel, The Savior, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007 and appeared in a German translation called Wintersonate. Yearning, his second novel, is scheduled for publication in 2021. Mr. Drucker has set Shakespeare sonnets and scenes from Hamlet for voice and string quartet. His other compositions include At the Edge of the Cliff (five settings of poems by Denise Levertov) and Series of Twelve, a string quartet. He lives in New York with his wife, cellist Roberta Cooper.