Valentin Mansurov is Palm Beach Symphony’s principal second violinist. First prize winner of the 14th National String Competition in the former U.S.S.R, Mansurov has been engaged in worldwide solo and orchestral concerts in countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Canada, U.S. and Turkey. Valentin began his violin studies as a seven year old at Uspenskiy’s School for Musically Gifted Children in Uzbekistan and studied at Bilkent University in Turkey, the National Conservatory for Music in Toulouse, France, Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada and Mount Royal College. In April 2002, Mansurov received a degree representing performance excellence at the Annual Greater Victoria Festival.
In addition to his Palm Beach Symphony performances, both orchestral and chamber, he performs locally as a member of Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. In 2015, Mansurov became a member of the critically acclaimed Delray String Quartet, performing in concerts nationwide.
In this series of videos, Palm Beach Symphony's principal second violinist Valentin Mansurov explores fundamental techniques for violin playing playing, including vibrato, playing chords, posture, and spiccato.