Lydia Sviatlovskaya, violin
Lydia, a native of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), graduated from the Special Music School for Gifted Children in Leningrad and entered the Moscow Conservatory. Among her teachers was world-renowned violinist Leonid Kogan. In 1976, Lydia won Second Prize at the "Concertino Prague" Competition in Czechoslovakia. Her solo appearances with orchestras include the Moscow Orchestra of AIL Chamber Music, USSR State Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony, Winnipeg Royal Ballet, Central City Opera Festival Orchestra, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Mercury Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, Vail International Dance Festival, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Lydia has given numerous Solo and Chamber Music Recitals in Europe and the United States. She is currently Concertmaster of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Lydia has a private music studio in Denver.