ANTHONY VINE is a laparoscopic surgeon and violinist in New York City. His education has taken him from Phillips Academy, to Princeton University, to Vanderbilt Medical School, with Residency and Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. While at Andover, he studied at the Longy School of Music with Dr.Paul Roby and with Gerald Elias of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Princeton his teacher was Geoffrey Michaels, laureate of both the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth Competitions and whose teachers at Curtis were Zimbalist and Shumsky. During his Surgery Fellowship in Boston, he was concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra under Aaron Kula and played with the Longwood Symphony. He endeavors to balance a busy surgical schedule with his love for chamber music. His string quartet in NYC enjoys donating its time and services to performing at hospitals and nursing homes in the “Sing for Hope” Program (www.singforhope.org). For a week during each of the last three summers, he has played in the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.