Frank Huang - Concertmaster
Sheryl Staples - Principal Associate Concertmaster
Michelle Kim - Assistant Concertmaster
Lisa GiHae Kim
Kuan Cheng Lu
Born in Moscow, violinist Anna Rabinova joined the Philharmonic in 1994, and first performed as a soloist with the Orchestra in 2009 in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, led by Lorin Maazel. She has toured Europe with the Moscow State Symphony, and performed with the Halle Philharmonic, Schwerin Philharmonic, Moscow Radio, Moscow Chamber, Eisenach, Russian State, Berlin, and American symphony orchestras; and Orchestra of St. Luke's. She has appeared at the Schleswig Holstein, Caramoor festivals and given recitals in Berlin, Moscow, Florence, Leipzig, Belgrade, and Washington, D. C., as well as at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall. She has released recordings on the Auris-Subtilis and Naxos labels, and in 1998 her recording for an NHK-TV chamber series was broadcast worldwide. Ms. Rabinova studied at Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She won first prize at the 16th International Violin Competition in Belgrade, was a winner of the Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, and won the 1993 concerto competition at The Juilliard School. She has taught at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, was on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and gives master classes in the U.S. and abroad.
I fell in love with the violin shortly before my fourth birthday, and many years on it is still the love of my life and brings me, and I hope others, great joy and satisfaction. Although my life revolves around music, I have many other interests and passions. Among these is tennis. As a late starter to tennis, I still have a childlike enthusiasm for the game and in the warmer months can be spotted frequently in Riverside Park playing with one of my tennis buddies. As a lover of all things Italian (including the language, food, wine, art, history, and countryside), I try to travel in Italy every year, preferably with my son, Michael. My life in New York includes enjoying museums, parks, restaurants, and my fellow New Yorkers, who make this city the best place to be!