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Alex belongs to the famous Russian Violin School, which has produced a great number of extraordinary masters of this instrument. He began his studies in Odessa with his grandfather, Michael Greenberg, and then continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory. While in Moscow, Alex won numerous Soviet competitions. He later studied at the Vienna University for Music and Arts. After leaving the Soviet Union, Mr. Aisenberg won the First Prize and a Gold medal in the Michelangelo Abbado Violin Competition in Sondrio, Italy, along with the Paolo Borciani special prize for chamber music. He is also a winner of the Concorso Internationale Rameu in France. Alex has performed with orchestras and symphonies worldwide. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in Europe, South and North Americas with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Soloists, Odessa Philharmonic, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra.
Dahna began her studies at the age of 7 in Palo Alto, California. Her early teachers included Margaret Rowell and Bonnie Hampton. She received her artist diploma from the Vienna University for Music and Arts, where she worked with Wolfgang Herzer, solo cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, and coached chamber music with members of the Alban Berg String Quartet. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College. Ms. Rudin was the recipient of the Rudolph Polk Memorial Award and was a prize winner in the 1984 S.F. Symphony-Julia Klumpkey competition. She has performed as a soloist with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, the Baroque Sinfonietta, the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of France, and the L’ensemble Maurice Ravel, for which she also served as principal cellist. As a member of the Wiener Sinfonietta and the Belvedere Trio, she has toured Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Since returning to California, she has performed regularly with the Atlantis Trio, and has presented numerous solo recitals throughout the greater Bay Area. Recent solo appearances have included a performance the Suites for Cello and Orchestra by Lou Harrison with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 with the Redwood Symphony. As an orchestral musician in the Bay Area, Ms. Rudin has performed with the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Midsummer Mozart Festival orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. Currently, she maintains a private studio in Mountain View where she offers private lessons and coaches chamber ensembles of various combinations.