When Vyacheslav Uritsky applied for emigration from Russia to the United States, he was immediately dismissed from the Moscow Philharmonic, with which he had been a member of the first violin section for fourteen years. After waiting three months in Moscow and three more months in Rome, he arrived in the United States with his wife and daughter just one day before his scheduled Boston Symphony Orchestra audition in April 1975. Born in Kherson, Russia, Mr. Uritsky grew up in Odessa, a town of strong musical traditions. He began his musical training there with Olga Goldboum and continued at the Odessa State Conservatory with Leonid Lambersky. Following his graduation from the conservatory, he became a member of the Moscow Philharmonic and Moscow Philharmonic Soloist Ensemble and toured Europe, Asia, and the United States. Formerly a chamber music coach at the Gnesin Institute of Music, and a frequent performer of chamber music throughout New England, Mr. Uritsky is currently on the faculties of New England Conservatory and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra second violin section in 1975 and became assistant principal second violin two years later.