The Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund (AFSF) was created in 2015 to celebrate and perpetuate the legacy and spirit of Arkady Fomin – renowned violinist, beloved teacher, conductor, and longtime member of Dallas Symphony. Mr. Fomin passed away in 2014 leaving behind a formidable legacy of students and colleagues from around the world who recognized his special gift for guiding those who approached him towards finding their right way in life and music. His inspiration touched the lives of hundreds of artists including many of today’s top performers.

The AFSF will award educational scholarships to talented college and pre-college musicians from around the world, mentoring their artistic development, and supporting them in the most formative years of their lives – just as Arkady did during his tenures as Artistic Director of the New Conservatory of Dallas and also the Conservatory Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado, which he founded.

The award is made through a non-competitive process and applications are not accepted. Candidates are vetted by an anonymous advisory committee which makes professional recommendations that closely align with the goals of the award. That said, interested students are encouraged to send audio, video or written material to inform the committee at any time of the year. Materials cannot be returned but will be acknowledged and taken into consideration.

“Arkady knew how to give all of himself to his students, selflessly and wholeheartedly, his belief in the importance of music was inspiring and absolutely contagious. It is up to us to carry the torch that he has lit – and we do it with great pride.” – Vadim Gluzman, violinist

Recipients

Bethany Bobbs

Yun Tang

Gina Keiko Friesicke

Elizabeth (Lizzi) Volpert*

Julian Rhee *

Katherine Audas *

Janice Carissa

Marlene Ngalissamy*

Miriam Minkova

Lara Boschkor

Sophia Ayer

Daniil Bulayev

Marta Aurelia Rando

Andrey Egorov

Kaeon Cho

Michael Shaham

Anastasia Farrakhova

Lalita Svete

Alina Kobialka

Marlon Elliat Florez Dovales

Brian Lee

Darya Varlamova

Leonid Baranov

Masha Lakisova

Joshua Brown

Jacqueline Audas

Leo Sinaiski

Maximilian Hörmeyer

Ruth Ten

Stephen Chang

Daniel Bae

Daniel Kaler

Elli Choi

Kevin Chan

Mingyao Zhao

Hankyoung Linda Chang

Celebrating Six Years of Giving Scholarships

A note from Angela Yoffe and Vadim Gluzman, founders of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival

All of us at the NSCMF would like to say thank you to all who have attended concerts, watched masterclasses, sponsored our future generation of artists, and believe in the power of arts and the way it can transform someone’s life.

Due to the generosity and support of more than 80 individuals and organizations we:

  • Celebrate 6 years of giving to the future generation of artists in their formative years.
  • Provided more than 30 young artists with scholarships towards professional development.
  • Increased our reach to gifted students ages 8-25 from 20 countries.

Throughout the many challenges of 2020, we have learned just how important and vital the arts are to our lives. Your gift no matter how small or large will enable us to continue to contribute towards the success of the future generation of artists.

Both Vadim and I know this so well because if it was not for Arkady Fomin, we would not be where we are today. The impact that we can make together can change someone’s life forever.

We are thrilled to announce 3 ways of gift-giving that will have a tremendous impact on our future generation of young artists!

Please, consider supporting future generations of young artists and change a student’s life. Join us on this incredible journey!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Angela and Vadim

Major gifts that will make a lifetime of a difference

$5,000 – Top Producer

These individuals will have direct contact with our artists. From this donation you will receive:

  • exclusive video from the recipient.
  • personalized update from the Artist on how your contribution has helped towards their professional development.
  • 6 complimentary tickets to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.
  • invitation to a meet-and-greet reception with the artists at the end of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.

$2,500 – Game Changer

  • exclusive video from the recipient.
  • personalized update from the Artist on how your contribution has helped towards their professional development.
  • 4 complimentary tickets to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.
  • invitation to a meet-and-greet reception with the artists at the end of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.

$1,000 – Believer

  • personalized update from the Artist on how your contribution has helped towards their professional development.
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.
  • invitation to a meet-and-greet reception with the artists at the end of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.
A tribute to Arkady Fomin, extraordinary teacher, violinist and conductor. His inspiration touched the lives of hundreds of artists including many of today’s top performers. Created in 2015 by the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund celebrates and perpetuates his incredible legacy and spirit.
With gratitude to Quin Mathews, filmmaker.

Sponsors

The North Shore Music Alliance and AFSF would like to express deepest appreciation and gratitude to the individuals and organizations that generously provide the financial support to the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund

Lead Sponsor: The Alphadyne Foundation
Phema Abraham
Accurate Private Care Inc.
Christine Aznavoorian
Eva and Alexander Belavsky
Anna and Tony Belkin
Natasha Belsky
Gail Belytschko
Karen Bendok
Robert Blumberg, Former Honorary Consul of Latvia
Emanuel Borok (In memorial)
Neil A. Breslau
Brueckner Family Foundation
John A. Carey
Frida and Aizik Chernobrov
Beverly and Martin Coben Mona S. Hersh–Cochrah
Ms. Mary Cook
Sara & Michael Coren
Oneida M. Cramer
Idalyn Cyprus & Mark Audas
Shelly Cyprus
New Conservatory of Dallas
Diane and Joseph Deiss
Anonymous in memory of Dorothy DeLay
Bernard Ebstein in memory of Roslyn Ebstein
Deborah R. Fishman-Rusnak
Henry Fogel
Janet Fomin
Sophie Fomin
James H. Foster
Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation
Katherine Freiberger
Diana and Gennady Fridman
Lynn Friedman
Liz and Tas Ganitopoulos
Esther Gitelzon
Michael & Ludmila Gluzman
Alan J. Gold
Gary & Beverly Golden
Diane Gordon
Ilene Greene
Burl Gregory
Derek Han
Tatiana Hanna
John H and Jane H Harmon Foundation
Wendy & Edward Harpham
Michie Hisada
Douglas & Rogene Howard Greg J. Hustis
Elisabeth W Johnson

Anne and Norman Jones
Sandy Kaminsky
Drs. Flora and Yan Katsnelson
Lana & Vladimir Kaytsner
Michael Khomutov
Richard Klodnicki
Anton Kozlov
Betty Haag-Kuhnke & Horst Kuhnke
Ludmila Lakisova
Lifeway Foods
Lee Malmed
Stacey McTaggart
Vera Mayer
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Sabina A. Sewillo, Vice President
J.A. Ode & R. McBride Ode
Bryan Page
Elva Peyrot
Barbara and Michael Di Pierro
Minna and Joseph Pirogovsky
Puffin Foundation West, LTD
Angela Hee Soon Chae and John S. Rhee
Daniel Rich
Laila Robins
Garry & Michael Savulkin in memory of Zanna Perelmuter
James Scharnell
Marina and Gene Schloss
Daniel Schwartz
Mia Seo
Gilad Sheba
Gil Shiva
Nina and Fred Shterenberg
Roberta and Leslie Shwartz
Maria Sonina
Gil A. Stricklin
Rosie Stromberg
Jane & Robert Stroud
Waltraud Szeryng
Nancy Tauber
Carolina Thaulad
Kay Umwelling
Veronica Volpert in memory of Tamara Volpert
Fredrick & Katherine Weber
Miriam and Bernard Yenkin
Sookyung Cho Yoon
Larisa Zhizhin
Mina Zikri

AFSF presentation in Riga, Latvia

March 6, 2019: Documentary by Liberum Arbitrium directed by Zhan Zharoff