Violinist Eugene Drucker is a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, as well as an author, composer and soloist. He is a graduate of both Columbia University and the Juilliard School. His novel, "The Savior," was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007. Mr. Drucker's compositional debut, a setting of several Shakespeare sonnets, was released by Bridge Records as part of a 2-CD set called "Stony Brook Soundings." He lives in New York with his wife, cellist Roberta Cooper, and their son Julian. He performs alternately on two violins: Antonio Stradivarius (Cremona, 1686) and Samuel Zygmuntowicz (Brooklyn, NY 2002).