Emanuel Borok is an American violinist of Russian descent, born July 15, 1944 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He studied violin in Riga, Latvia with the renowned teacher Voldemar Sturestep and in 1959, he joined the Gnessin Music School in Moscow USSR where he continued his studies with Michael Garlitsky. He won top prizes in the All Russian Republic and All Soviet Union Violin Competitions. He became Second Concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic in 1971. In 1973, he emigrated to Israel where he became Concertmaster of the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
In 1985, he won the position of Concertmaster in the Dallas Symphony which he held until his retirement in 2010. Emanuel Borok serves on the violin faculty at University of North Texas College of Music in Denton and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He previously taught at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
Borok performs on a violin by Brothers Amati of 1608.
- Emanuel Borok Biography – UNT
- Emanuel Borok Biography – Virtuoso Artist Management
- Emanuel Borok Biography – SMU
- Emanuel Borok Biography – Montecito Music Festival
- Moores School of Music faculty. Retrieved 2011-02-01.