Israeli violinist, Gershon Gerchikov, began his violin studies at the age of five, under the guidance of Daniel Fradkin. He later worked with the late Moshe Gershovitz and from 1994 until moving to the United States has been studying with Ludmila Feldman at both the Rubin Conservatory and the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Since 1994, Mr. Gerchikov has received ongoing scholarship support from both the Veron Foundation and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. While still in Israel, Mr. Gerchikov performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Yad Harif Chamber Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, and was a prizewinner in the Violinists-Composers Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia (2001).
Mr. Gerchikov received his Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory while studying with Lucy Chapman as well as Miriam Fried, and graduated from NEC’s Professional String Quartet Studies program, during which he continued his violin studies with Miriam Fried, and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Gerchikov plays on a Petrus Guarneri violin on loan from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.