Yuri Anshelevich, Associate Principal Cello
Russian-born cellist Yuri Anshelevich made his recital debut at the age of nine, and five years later earned acceptance at the famed Moscow State Conservatory. That same year he won First Prize in the Cello Division of the All-Russian Competition, which led to studies with world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Currently serving as Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, he has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and as artist-in-residence at the University of Dallas. Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, his repertoire includes every major work written for cello. He and his wife, Olga, have one adult son, Leonard.