We are delighted to announce that Philharmonic violinist Elizabeth Zeltser and Ronen Voloshin are the proud parents of another baby boy. Alexander Nikolai Voloshin was born on November 30, 2013 at 5:05 p.m. At the time of his birth, he was 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
"Alexander was actually named by his four-year-old brother, Lucas," Zeltser e-mailed:
Alexander was one of the names we had been kicking around. ... The day his younger brother was born, Lucas was with his grandparents, and when we Skyped to give him a first look at his brother, he shouted with glee "Hi, Alexander!"
The middle name is in honor of my maternal grandfather, whose accordion playing can still be heard out of a certain window on W 73rd street.
When [audiences] hear the unity of the Philharmonic in sound, that unity is there on a personal level as well. My family and I are so grateful to all the heartfelt wishes and congratulations we've received after Alexander's birth. It's wonderful to bring him into our family and into the larger family of the New York Philharmonic.