Jaroslaw Lis is an Assistant Principal second violin and a Personnel Manager of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the faculty of the Hartt School Community Division and Greater Hartford Academy for Performing Arts. Mr. Lis received his M.A. summa cum laude from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland and was a recipient of the prestigious Polish Ministry of Culture scholarship. As one of the youngest members of the Sinfonia Varsovia, he has worked with Yehudi Menuhin, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Emannuel Krivine, as well as recorded for Denon and Aperto labels. He received an Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. He has studied with Jan Jakuc, Wojciech Malinski, Zofia Kuberska, Julia Jakimowicz, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Syoko Aki, and the Tokyo String Quartet, and was a scholarship student of Nathan Milstein (Zurich, Switzerland). He has been a member of the Assai and Essex Quartets, receiving Second Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with the Assai Quartet. He recorded on Roesch Records with Assai Quartet and Ahmad Jamal. He has been on the faculty of the Madeline Island Music Camp, the Palisade Arts Festival, and the Friends of Music Camp in South Korea. Currently, he is a co-director of the Music Adventure Camp at Tenuta di Spannocchia in Tuscany where he devotes himself to coaching chamber music and enjoyment of ”slow food.” He lives in West Hartford, CT with his wife Malgosia and three children, Suzanne, Kuba, and Maya.