Arkady Orlovsky became a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1978. He earned his doctorate from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the Russian city of his birth where he studied with Mstislav Rostropovich. Before immigrating to the United States, he served as principal cello with the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg and the Rome Opera in Italy. With the ISO, he has appeared often as soloist. Orlovsky serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Columbus (IN) Symphony Orchestra and the Russian Festival Orchestra. He was a faculty member at Butler University and has directed the chamber music series at Zionsville United Methodist Church. With his wife, a noted concert pianist, he has been a frequent recitalist and has recorded two compact discs of chamber works.