LEV ROSHAL, violinist, is excited for his first season with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. After beginning his violin studies at the age of four at the Hochstein School of music in Rochester, NY, he has since received Bachelors degrees in Violin Performance and Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and Masters degrees in Violin Performance and Music Theory from the IU Jacobs School of Music. Lev is currently a doctoral student at IU Jacobs, pursuing simultaneous degrees in Violin Performance (DM) and Music Theory (PhD), for which he has been granted a coveted fellowship award. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has given performances across the United States, in venues such as Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Kilbourn Recital Hall, Edmunds Performing Arts Center, and Ford-Crawford Hall. As an orchestral musician, he has recently completed his second season as assistant concertmaster with the Ohio Light Opera and has previously served as concertmaster of the Empire Film and Media Ensemble, as well as in various principal roles throughout the IU Jacobs orchestras. As a music theorist, he specializes in Slavic music of the19thand early–mid 20thcenturies and has recently presented his paper entitled “Hypermeter as Character Development in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin” at the Rocky Mountains Music Scholars Conference. When not playing or writing about music, Lev enjoys a good board or soccer game, and is an avid orienteerer.