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Dr. Elena Chernova-Davis is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair University. Elena has worked with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Gerard Schwarz, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Jeffrey Tate, and has performed with ensembles including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Latin GRAMMY award-winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet. She has appeared in venues including Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall. As a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University, Elena was the recipient of the Concertmaster Fellowship and the Irene Alm Memorial Award for excellence in performance and scholarly research. Her major teachers include Shmuel Ashkenazi, Mihail Kopelman, Elmar Oliveira, and Misha Vitenson.

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