(Fine Arts Quartet)
Efim Boico enjoys an international career, performing as a soloist with the most famous conductors and interpreters. After receiving his musical training in his native Russia, he emigrated in 1967 to Israel, where he was appointed Principal Violin of the Israel Philharmonic – a position he held for eleven years. In 1971, he joined the Tel Aviv Quartet. In 1979, he was appointed solo violinist of the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Barenboim, a position he held until 1983, when he joined the Fine Arts Quartet and became Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has been guest professor at the Paris and Lyons Conservatories in France, and the Yehudi Menuhin School in Switzerland. He is also a frequent juror representing the United States in the prestigious London, Bordeaux, and Shostakovich Competitions. As a music professor, he has received numerous awards, including the Arts Recognition and Talent Search Award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.