Violinist Leonid Polonsky, associate concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, pianist Nina Polonsky, will play Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.

Violinist Leonid Polonsky, associate concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, pianist Nina Polonsky, will play Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.

The service will be held at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at Temple Beth Shalom, 5089 Johnstown Road.

Leonid Polonsky joined the Columbus symphony in 1990 and became the associate concertmaster in 1994. A native of Moscow, Leonid received his musical training at the Gnessin Special School for Gifted Children and the Gnessin Institute. Before coming to Columbus, Leonid performed as concertmaster of the Moscow State Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic and as a soloist with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.

Nina Polonsky is a chamber musician and teacher. Before she emigrated from Russia in 1990, she held a post as teacher and faculty pianist at the Gnessin Music College in Moscow. Her students are laureates of national and international competitions and have received scholarships to top conservatories, including the JuilliardSchool. Many of her students have performed in Carnegie Hall.

Leonid Polonsky

Nina Polonsky