Michael Tseitlin -Painter and composer
Michael Tseitlin is a contemporary symbolist painter living and working in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He was born in Moscow, into a family of musicians. His father was a pianist, composer, and conductor at the famed Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and his mother was a prominent ballet pedagogue in Russia and later in the United States. Tseitlin graduated from Gnesins Institute of Music as a violinist, conductor and composer. After immigrating to the United States in 1975 with his wife, concert violinist Irina, they settled in Los Angeles where he taught at the universities and directed international music festivals in Italy, Germany, Portugal and USA.
His music is performed internationally and published by Jurgenson/Muzyka in Moscow and CAMUS is the United States. Although Tseitlin became a musician, he has been an artist since his early childhood. He studied art in Moscow at the art school and was inspired by the eclectic and diverse environment of 60s Moscow where he learned to understand and appreciate art, became immersed in the craft of painting, and developed a keen eye for color, texture and composition.
Mr. Tseitlin's musicial artistry is manifested brilliantly into visual arts on a grand scale. As he composes, he visualizes the setting, scene and protagonists in vivid detail. With brush in hand, the canvas comes to life as beautifully orchestrated storyboards.
His art was presented and highly acclaimed in Japan, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and the United States. In 2013 Tseitlin's personal exhibitions were shown in Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Israel and Russia. His music and artistry may be viewed at