Your essence is unrivaled and divine
And like all rivers to the oceans flow,
We, too, in joy or sorrow, toward you go
To you we strive, Jerusalem, our shrine.
was born and raised in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and graduated from Dnepropetrovsk State Technical University and Moscow University of Arts. He is classically trained in clarinet and piano, and, as a performing musician, played saxophone and clarinet in big bands and small orchestras. Edward is also an accomplished professional photographer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.