Winner of thesecond prize of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Elias Goldstein is in high demand as a chamber musician and soloist. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014 and his Russian debut with the Moscow Soloists, and the Moscow PhilADJH:DKJH:KDJHGharmonic Orchestra under Alexander Slatkovsky to critical acclaim. He is also the second prize winner at the Bashmet International Viola Competition, and was also a top prize-winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2010. He was a featured performer at the 2012, 2013, and 2017 International Viola Congresses, and the 2014 Primrose International Festival. He recently recorded the 24 Caprices by Paganini for Centaur Record and is the first violist to perform all 24 Caprices live extensively, and at Carnegie Hall.