As a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, USSR born Yaroslav Kargin has performed and recorded in Moscow, St. Petersburg, throughout Russia and the former USSR, in Japan, China, South Korea, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, USA, Brazil and Argentina. Mr. Kargin has performed on major world stages with world-renowned conductors and soloists, including Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, MontserratCaballe, Eugeny Kissin, and numerous others.
Mr. Kargin received his musical education at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Yale University School of Music. He is a tenured member of the New Haven Symphony and currently playing numerous
solo and chamber music recitals and with Symphonies and other groups, including Orchestra New England, Canterbury Choral Society in NYC, Greenwich Choral Society, Hartford Symphony, Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata and Yale Schola Cantorum. Mr. Kargin is a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Symphony Hall in Boston, Yamaha Artists Studios among many others. Mr. Kargin was on the International Advisory Board of Connecticut International Young Artist Competition and was a juror for the Competition in 2006 and 2007. He has been cast to play violin on-camera in film productions, including “Everybody’s
Fine” with Robert de Niro, “Sex and the City – 2”, and HBO series “Mildrey Pierce”. In the films he has worked with Liza Minnelli, Robert de Niro, and Sarah Jessica Parker. As a member of the Yale project “3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra”, Mr. Kargin has made TV appearances on NBC’s Today Show and America’s Got Talent. Mr. Kargin has taught at Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia), Yale School of Music, the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Since 2010 he is on the faculty at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil, as Professor of Viola.

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