Violin II

Sasha Margolis has performed classical and improvised music all over the world, including in the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea, Japan, and Spain. Praised by the Washington Post for his “incisive, vibrato-rich tone,” Mr. Margolis has collaborated with members of the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Dallas and National Symphonies, Theodore Arm, and members of the Corigliano, Pro Arte, and Arianna Quartets. He also co-leads the eclectic ensemble Big Galut(e), winners of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. At Spoleto Festival USA, Mr. Margolis was concertmaster for U.S. premieres of little-known operas by Janacek, Henze, Bellini and Donizetti, also playing and acting in Mauricio Kagel’s La Trahison Oral. He was a longtime member of the Honolulu Symphony, and plays at the Glimmerglass Festival. Mr. Margolis appeared as a strolling violinist on ABC’s Lost. His first novel, The Tsimbalist, was published in 2016.