Dennis Krasnokutsky

Principal violist of the internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Krasnokutsky is a seasoned chamber and orchestral musician.  Lauded for performances “…building in passion and intensity,’ (The New Times), “…exceptional experience for the audience,” (Srđan Teparić, Radio Belgrade), he had appeared in major concert halls nationally and around the globe including Avery Fischer Hall, Maryisnki Theatre, Kravis Center, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Teatro El Círculo, and more. A founding member of the Samuel Barber String Quartet, Krasnokutsky’s list of professional orchestral appearances include Reno Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, Bay-Atlantic Symphony and the Harrisburg Symphony to mention a few.  He has collaborated with a kaleidoscope 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 a number of 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 the 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.  The 2016-17 season will be one of the busiest for Dennis Krasnokutsky with a series of chamber music concerts and solo recitals in the United States and Europe, featuring several premieres of newly composed works for the viola.

Dr. 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).  He performs internationally on viola made by Sergio Peresson as well as gives master classes and adjudicates competitions around the world.