A grandson of the composer Aaron Avshalomoff, David Avshalomov was born in New
York City and studied music at Harvard, followed by a doctorate in conducting
at the University of Washington, study with Otto-Werner Mueller at Peabody, with
Herbert Blomstedt at Aspen, and with Bernstein and Ozawa at Tanglewood. He combines
his career as a conductor with that of a composer. His moving Elegy of 1989
was written in memory of Leonard Bernstein.
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