Mr. Jules Polachek has lived with his wife and three children in Orlando, Florida for the past sixteen years. He performs with the Orlando Philharmonic, Walt Disney World Orchestra, Nova Era and The Emerald Trio. As a Certified Teacher in the State of Florida he is part of the Orange County Public Schools (Orlando) Orchestra Faculty. Mr. Polachek is a member of the Florida Music Educators Association and the American String Teachers Association.
Jules received his Cello Performance Degree from the University of Miami School of Music. His cello teachers include Mary Ann Worley, Burton Dines, Ingus Naruns (U of M), Laszlo Frater, and Aldo Parisot (Yale School of Music). Master Class teachers include Lynn Harrell, Ronald Leonard, Bernard Greenhouse and Janos Starker. In his early thirties Mr. Polachek attended The Master’s Seminary and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1991. He has served Christian churches in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Orlando in preaching, pastoral and music ministries.