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Dov

The long and amazing journey of DOV is revealed here in DOV's Bio-line. The Violin has been the connecting thread or string you might say, over the years from studying in 4th grade to the present day compositions and projects.

Influences

Studio: DOV was began his recording career in 1991. He was asked by his arranging teacher D'Arneill Africa Pershing to assemble a group of his string playing peers who were attending USC to record for the class projects. This worked out so well that Professor Pershing called in DOV's (The Gary Gertzweig) String Section to record his professional projects as well, namely many Latin American recording stars such as Juan Gabriel. Sadly, D'Arneill Passed away just as DOV was graduating USC and DOV implemented the skills he learned in the classes to do the string arranging himself. He arranged for many recordings and continued to be the concertmaster contract the sessions working for great arrangers such as Michel Columbier, Gene Page, Jimi Haskell, Juan Carlo Calderon. This became the fundamental basis for the DOV sound that may of his songs reflect today, namely lush and delicious string backing tracks. Working with Herb Alpert was a highlight, creating the memorable string sound for ROUTE 101, one of Herbs biggest hits after RISE. "It was such a powerful and wonderful experience to be in the Studio with Herb Alpert"

Classical

Dov has played in numerous orchestras from the age of 10 that has influenced him. He has been immersed in the power of the orchestra and brings this influence to much of his music.

Folk

DOV was asked to tour with Fred Starner, a professor whose clever melodies and lyrics were part of the folk scene for over 20 years. He was a wonderful songwriter and a singing banjo player and DOV went on tour with him to Minnesota where he met Larry Penn, as well as to Wisconsin, where he played in Braynard and Winona. He also played at the Folk Alliance in Washington DC where he had the privilege of performing on stage with Fred and also with Pete Seger.

Pop

Rock Growing up in the sixties, surprisingly DOV had little exposure to pop music at home, but at school he can remember songs such as Nights in White Satin, Angie, Stairway to Heaven, and American Pie as his first pop and rock influences. Later in College Pink Floyd and Supertramp were highly influential.

World - Forming Bands such as Quercus, Tribal Tree, The influence of world music has drawn him to include sounds from around the world in his music.

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