Gabriel Kitayama-Bolkosky

Gabriel Kitayama-Bolkosky

Gabriel Bolkosky began Suzuki violin studies at age three. He is presently the executive director of The Phoenix Ensemble, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to helping artists and the educational community. His debut solo album, This and That, was released in 2005 and features both jazz and classical music. Other recordings include explorations of klezmer with Into the Freylakh (The Shape of Klez to Come), of the nuevo tango music of Astor Piazzolla (The Oblivion Project Live), children’s folk music with the children’s-music group Gemini (The Orchestra Is Here to Play), and contemporary music of composers such as Xenakis and Boulez with his former group Non Sequitur (Non Sequitur).

Bolkosky is a sought-after guest artist, performer, and teacher at schools and Suzuki workshops across North America and worldwide. In May 2008, Bolkosky made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Opus 21. In 2008-09, as a member of the Phoenix String Quartet, he was a guest artist in residence at the University of Michigan. He maintains a private studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For more information, see www.gabrielbolkosky.com