Violinist Niv Ashkenazi’s solo appearances across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, include several at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, concertos with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Northridge Orchestra, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, and in the Perlman Music Program Alumni Recital Series. He frequently commissions and performs new works, has collaborated with dance companies, and has an ongoing involvement with Violins of Hope, an organization that uses its collection of instruments that survived World War II to educate and create awareness about the Holocaust. He also performs for Street Symphony, an LA-based nonprofit which places social justice at the heart of music making. Holding a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, his teachers there included Itzhak Perlman and Glenn Dicterow. He plays a 1985 Curtin & Alf violin.