Biography

Violinist; Guest Artist, Artistic Advisor

Violinist Eugene Drucker, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, is also an active soloist. He has appeared with the orchestras of Montreal, Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Austin, Hartford, Richmond, Toledo, Memphis, Omaha, Anchorage and the Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as with the American Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Chamber Symphony.

A graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Oscar Shumsky, Mr. Drucker was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which he appeared as soloist several times. He made his New York debut as a Concert Artists Guild winner in the fall of 1976, after having won prizes at the Montreal Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

Mr. Drucker has recorded the complete unaccompanied works of Bach, recently reissued by Parnassus Records, and the complete sonatas and duos of Bartók for Biddulph Recordings. His novel, The Savior, was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2007 and has recently appeared in paperback. Eugene Drucker lives in New York with his wife, cellist Roberta Cooper, and their son Julian.

Violins: Antonius Stradivarius (Cremona, 1686), Samuel Zygmuntowicz (Brooklyn, 2002)