Dov is a Composer, Environmentalist, Music Producer, Violinist, Artist, and Writer who utilizes the arts to enhance appreciation and awareness for the human link to the natural world. He has written hundreds of musical compositions, many of them songs and instrumental works that relate to nature and advocate earth harmony and global stewardship.
He has performed internationally and in concerts and events spanning classical, pop, folk, rock, world, improvisational and new age music. His music was used on a UNCDF United Nations DVD and a compilation by Musicians For Peace.
Dov has performed his original material and at many environmental events including Universal City’s ‘Earthwalk’, John Denver’s ‘Windstar Symposium’ in Aspen, and was invited to be the closing performer at the final concert of the 1992 ‘Global Forum’ at the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Classically trained, Dov has been a member of symphonies, folk bands, rock bands and is also a singer/songwriter, artist, writer, poet and muralist, and his composition ‘Symphony of the Sacred Forest’ was written for a 70-piece orchestra and has been performed live by Orchestras in both Los Angeles and Bakersfield. Dov’s talent as a string arranger, and his own string section, has been featured on countless Latin American records, including releases by Juan Gabriel, Rocio Durcal, and Jose Jose. He also worked extensively as a studio musician, as concertmaster for Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendez and others, and as a session player for many celebrity artists including Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, and Celine Dione. In the New Age genre, Dov has performed live and has been a featured artist on multiple recording projects with David Arkenstone, Harpist Peter Sterling, and Flautist Suzanne Teng and her band Mystic Journey.
Growing up in North Hollywood, CA, Dov attended Grant High School, he attended the University of Southern California Music School and study under the baton of Daniel Lewis and the violin instruction of Eudice Shapiro. At that time he was a member of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra as well as well as with Ralph Carson in Entrepreneurship.
He also was concertmaster for many recordings including Herb Alpert’s Fandango and the hit single Route 66, as well as many other recordings.
Dov has written ‘The River of Peace’, written for the Million Minutes of Peace campaign. He was asked to perform it for the 1988 Annual Dedication of the Self Realization Fellowship’s Lake Shrine, where he composed an entire program of inspirational music for a variety of performers.
During a winter visit to Yosemite National Park, Dov wrote his first environmental song. ‘Earth’ and continued to put music to lyrics about the inspiration he received from nature’s beauty, and songs to raise awareness on the need to protect our planet’s forests.
Dov attended the Earth Summit in Rio DeJaniero in June, 1992 where his environmental children’s songs where being performed. With the Planet Players he opened two shows for Vice President Al Gore. Under a full lunar eclipse at 2:30 a.m., and with an international band, his song ‘Earth Day, Every Day’ was the closing song for the Final Concert attended by some 300,000 people at Flamengo Park. He played violin at the ‘Sacred Campfire’ with Jimmy Cliff and Jim Barenholtz. He was mentioned in the Book ‘The Earth Summit: Planetary Reckoning’ by Adam Rogers.
Later in September of 1992, The Planet Players were asked to lead singing for a group of over 100 inner city kids from across the country gathered at the Windstar Ranch in Aspen Colorado. Many Native American leaders were present and Teepees were set up for the outdoor group experience teaching the values of living in harmony with the land. At the conclusion of the week, Dov and the Planet Players were asked to perform with the teens on stage at the Windstar Symposium. The 2,000 member audience was brought to their feet to sing and clap as Dov’s ‘Earth Day Every Day’ was performed with the 50 member Native American Indian Council also on stage. The next performer was John Denver who hosted the event and his music gave much inspiration to all as it had through his life. Meeting John in Rio at the Summit and at the Symposium inspired Dov to pursue his environmental activism while being a musical artist and Dov is a nature docent and a citizen forester who has led Tree People tree planting projects to beautify neighborhoods, as well as working with LA City Council in City Beautification projects, and performing at City Events. He has painted dozens of murals for the Seeds of Peace Mural Program in coordination with LA City Council, working with school children as well, and maintaining the Earth Day Park, with large Earth Day Every Day Mural since 1992. He has performed for schools and events with the message of Earth Day Every Day.