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.