Boris Balter

Boris Balter

Violinist Boris Balter joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1985 after having been a member of the Baltimore Symphony since 1982. He has also been a member of the Orchestra of New York, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mexico City Philharmonic. 

A native of the USSR, he began his musical studies at the Stolyarsky special music school in Odessa. He obtained his degree in solo and orchestral performance and teaching from the Odessa State Conservatory.   

Photo: Jean Brubaker

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