Victor Romasevich was born in Minsk, Belarus, and started piano studies with his mother, Lena Lubotsky, at the age of four. He entered the Gnesin Music School in Moscow at age five as a violin student of Mikhail Garlitsky and later studied with Rostislav Dubinsky of the Borodin Quartet, Boris Belenky at the Moscow Conservatory and, following his emigration to the United States in 1977, at Juilliard with Ivan Galamian. In 1979 he became a violin and viola pupil of the composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov. Winner of the Gina Bachauer Prize at the 1985 J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington DC, Mr. Romasevich joined the San Francisco Symphony as Associate Principal Viola in 1990, and in 1992 moved to the first violin section.