Dmitry Gerikh

Second Violin

Dmitry Gerikh grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. Starting his violin studies with Professor Boris Brant at the prestigious Stolyarsky Music School for Gifted Children, he became a first prize winner of Ukraine's Young Violinists competition at age 15.  While in conservatory, he was concertmaster of the student's symphony and Opera Studio orchestras. He received his Master of Music in Performance from Odessa conservatory, studying with Professor Arthur Zisserman, followed by postgraduate studies at Gorky State Conservatory with Professor Simeon Yaroshevich. After  graduation, he joined Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, serving as concertmaster, then shortly after, formed a baroque ensemble, "Pastoral," which toured extensively throughout Ukraine and Europe.

In 1989, he came to United States and was appointed as a Principal Second Violin with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Dmitry joined Buffalo Philharmonic in 1993. He performed chamber music throughout the country with different groups, including music festivals at Boulder, CO, Skaneateles, NY, Wellsboro, PA, just to name a few.

Dmitry enjoys teaching. Several of his violin students were accepted and received music degrees from Ithaca College, Cincinnati Conservatory and Harvard University. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, fishing, boating and spending time with his wife, son and two grandchildren.