Milton joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1975 and four years later
became a founding member of the Evanston Chamber Ensemble. As the originator of
the Winter Chamber Music Festival, now in its 17th season, he has performed
with Daniel Barenboim, Gil Shaham, Menahem Pressler, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas
Zukerman, Lynn Harrell and Janos Starker, among others. He has appeared on the
Ravinia Festival Chamber Music Series and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Artist
Series, as soloist with the Chicago String Ensemble and the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.
member of Northwestern University’s violin faculty since 1984, Milton is also
the director of Northwestern’s Summer Violin Institute.
has given master classes across the United States as well as in South America,
Germany and Japan. A student of Josef Gingold at Indiana University, where he
earned a master’s degree, Milton also studied with Ivan Galamian and former CSO
concertmaster Sidney Harth.
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