Violinist Justin Pollak is a native of Santa Fe, currently living in Albuquerque. He first studied violin with Catherine Nichols. As a student at the University of New Mexico, he studied with Leonard Felberg and Bernard Zinck, and he also took lessons from Kimberly Fredenburgh on the viola. Justin is currently a violinist with the Santa Fe Symphony and the New Mexico Philharmonic. He also performs with the Figueroa Project, Opera Southwest, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Pueblo Symphony in Colorado, and occasionally plays music with the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists and Sunday Chatter. When not playing music, he enjoys cooking, running, biking, and hiking.