Episode 5: Joel Smirnoff

“We’re working constantly as artists to overcome what we feel are our limitations.”

Zsolt talks to Joel Smirnoff, recipient of the Lifetime Grammy Award and former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, about his life and work in music: composing, avoiding the straight and narrow, what makes a complete musician, and why the musical life in Cleveland is special.

Running time: 8 minutes

Posted on February 1, 2015 .