Boris Kogan was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg Russia. He began studying cello at age 5, attending the School for Musically Gifted Children. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Leningrad College of Music and his Master’s from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music. He served as Assistant Principal Cellist with the Leningrad Symphony and with the Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kogan moved to the United States in 1991 and is now Principal Cellist with the New England Symphony as well as a member of the Springfield Symphony, the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, and the Central Massachusetts Symphony. In addition to teaching at Deerfield, Mr. Kogan teaches at Amherst College.