Classical Occasions' Founder and Manager Don Krishnaswami
is an active performing violinist and violist in the Boston area. An orchestral and chamber musician, he has toured domestically
from coast to coast with the Boston Pops, including appearances at major music festivals such as Tanglewood,
Ravinia, Wolf Trap, and Interlochen. He has also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra, Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's,
and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
engagements have included the North American Tour of Star Wars in Concert, produced
by Lucasfilm, Ltd., and appearances as back-up musician with such jazz and pop giants as Mel Torme, Cleo Lane,
Natalie Cole, Sarah Brightman, "The Moody Blues," "Aerosmith,"
Barry Manilow, Joni Mitchell, "The Irish Tenors," Donny
Osmond, Smokey Robinson, K.D. Lang, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Cetera ("Chicago"),
Ian Anderson ("Jethro Tull"), Anne Murray, and Deep Purple.
In chamber music, he has collaborated with current and former members of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, including as guest artist with the Walden Chamber Players, and is a core member of the Art of Music Chamber Players. He
is also a founding member of the South Coast Chamber Music Society of New Bedford, Mass. Radio
appearances have included Classical Performances with Richard Knisely on WGBH Radio, Boston; Paine Webber’s "Traditions" on WNCN Radio, New York; and Listening
Room with Bob Sherman on WQXR Radio, New
Don holds a Master of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious and world-renowned
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