Dmitri Bovaird has been an active violist in the LA Opera Orchestra since 1998. Mr. Bovaird's current passions (in addition to playing the viola) include sharing his life with his wife Maggie, kayaking on very flat water, and hiking the hills of Southern California. To offset the stressful conditions of his job, Mr. Bovaird has gotten into working on old cars and farm machinery, helping friends in need and enjoying a good microbrew IPA with like minded beer lovers. He performs on a 1986 G. Michael Fischer viola.