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Leo Milman || Concertino Strings

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Leo Milman joined ESYO in 2018 as the ESYO Concertino Strings conductor. A professional violinist and music educator, Leo studied the violin from a very young age. He holds degrees as a professional violinist from the Kiev School of Music and the Minsk Music Academy, where he studied with Olga Parkhomenko, and received a diploma with honors. Following this, he graduated from the College of St. Rose with an MA in Music Pedagogy.

While still a student of the Minsk Music Academy, Leo served as the assistant concertmaster in the Minsk Chamber Orchestra. While in that position Leo traveled around Eastern and Western Europe as a member of the orchestra as well as a soloist. 

After moving to the United States, Leo pursued a teaching career and has been teaching music in public and private schools since 1995. Currently he is the string orchestra conductor for the Canajoharie School District. In 2006 he founded the Summer String Program, where he still serves as Music Director and conductor. 

In addition to teaching, Leo is a soloist and member of a few chamber groups, performing in Albany and the surrounding Capital District. He is a founding member of Serenading Strings Ensemble and the Leonata String Ensemble.