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Mark Kaplan Concert Album Cover Mark Kaplan has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. His consummate artistry has resulted in engagements with nearly every major American orchestra, including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Chicago and National Symphony Orchestras, and the symphony orchestras of St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Minnesota, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. He has collaborated with many of the world's foremost conductors.

Mark Kaplan has also maintained a flourishing career in Europe since his debut there in 1975 when he was asked on short notice to substitute for Pinchas Zukerman, playing the Bartok Concerto in Cologne under the baton of Lawrence Foster. In subsequent seasons he has made highly acclaimed concerto and recital appearances in all of the musical centers of Europe - London, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Zurich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Milan.

Since 1997, Mark Kaplan has been on the faculty at UCLA, where he is Professor with Distinction, and head of String Performance. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Dorothy Delay and recipient of the Fritz Kreisler Memorial Scholarship.


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