David Chernyavsky

SFS member since:  2009

Hometown:  St. Petersburg, Russia

Music schools I attended:  Indiana University, the Julliard School of Music

Began playing music: At age 6

Musical inspirations:  My mother

If I were not a professional musician, I might be: Some kind of engineer

Favorite composers: Prokofiev, Glazunov, Chopin, Rachmaninoff

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Babadjanian, Piano Trio; Beethoven, violin sonatas; Glazunov, Violin Concerto

When I’m not working, I enjoy:  Surfing, riding motorcycles, shooting hand guns and other stuff like that

Recent reading: Gulag Archipelago, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

On my CD player/iPod: I don’t have an iPod!

Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area:  Ifly (indoor skydiving)

David Chernyavsky has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program.