Ukranian-born American violinist Zino Bogachek has received broad critical acclaim for his technical facility and emotional expressiveness. Known for his uncompromising individuality and wide-ranging musical interests, he has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator throughout the former USSR, Poland, Austria, Mexico, Italy and the U.S. His appearances as soloist have included performances with the Lviv Philharmonic, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Centennial Philharmonic, Cape Ann Symphony, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, and Summer Music from Greensboro Festival Orchestra among others. Zino Bogachek has participated in the National Virtuosi Festival in Ukraine, the Haydn Festival in Austria, the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, and Summer Music from Greensboro Festival, where he has served as concertmaster and leader from1995-2010. A graduate of the Lviv Conservatory, he continued his studies at the Vienna Academy of Music and Boston University. He has received numerous awards, including the Boston University Directors Award, Honorary Diplomas from several international competitions and was elected to the Pi Kappa Lambda Chapter of the National Music Honor Society. His teachers have included M. Veitzner, Y. Mazurkevich, E. Lehner and B. Senofsky. Mr. Bogachek was Principal Second Violin of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra before joining the the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in 1999. Mr. Bogachek served on the faculty of Columbia Union College (2003-2008) and George Mason University (2008-2011).