Dr. Dennis Krasnokutsky

Chief of Operations
Music Art and Performance

Principal violist of the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Krasnokutsky is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. Lauded for performances as “…building in passion and intensity,’ (The New Times), “…exceptional experience for the audience,” (Srđan Teparić, Radio Belgrade), “…virtuosic performance with nuanced tone and exceptional musicality,” (Mirko Jeremic, Belgrade) he appeared in major concert halls nationally and around the globe including Avery Fischer Hall, Maryisnki Theatre, Kravis Center, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Kolarac Hall, Atana Opera Theater, Teatro El Círculo, and more. His concerts and interviews were featured on radio and television in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Serbia, Hungary, and Kazakhstan. Mr. Krasnokutsky has many dedications with the most recent being a viola concerto written for him and premiered with the Astana Symphony Orchestra in Kazakhstan. A founding member of the Samuel Barber String Quartet, Krasnokutsky’s list of professional orchestral appearances include Baton Rouge Symphony, Miami Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony to mention a few. He has collaborated with an array of artists including Hilary Hahn, Bella Hristova, Sara Chang, Jonathan Biss, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bernadette Peters, and more. As a member of the award-winning Rowan String Quartet, he has toured the East Coast giving many chamber music recitals. Since 2006, he has been a principal violist with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra with whom he has toured North and South America and Europe. His collaborative work on recording projects with PVCO and other ensembles can be found on such renowned labels as Naxos, Connoisseur Society, Arabesque, New World Records, and New Ariel. Mr. Krasnokutsky holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University where he was a student of Michael Tree (Guarneri String Quartet) and Paul Neubauer (Principal Viola, NYP).


Dr. Krasnokutsky is serving as the Chief of Operations at the New York Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies.

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