Sergei Bresler was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in 1991. He continued his music studies with Matvei Lieberman and Haim Taub and participated in masterclasses with musicians including Isaac Stern, György Kurtág and Tabea Zimmermann. He is a graduate of the Young Musicians’ Unit of the Jerusalem Music Centre. He was a recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and won Second Prize at the Clairmont Competition for Young Violinists. Sergei has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Ludwigsburg Festival, the Young Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony orchestras. He is a founding member of the Jerusalem Quartet and has given masterclasses in chamber music in venues including the Royal Academy of Music (London), the Sydney Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Jerusalem Music Centre. Sergei Bresler plays on a 1770 Lorenzo Storioni violin kindly lent by the AICF, donated to the Foundation by Isaac Stern.