Taisiya S. • Violin/Viola Instructor
Taisiya S. is a violinist and violist who is an equally experienced soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player. She is currently a Violist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as a member of some other groups such as Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she teaches violin and performs recitals in Chicago area.
Taisiya is a native of Moscow, Russia, where she attended Gnessin Special School of Music. She then attended the Colburn Academy for Young Artists. She graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor of Music, and a Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She studied performance with Atar Arad, and violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig.
Taisiya is a prize winner of numerous competitions, such as MTNA State Competition in 2014 and 2015, Imperial Symphony Orchestra Young Artists competition in 2014, and the International Competition “21st Century Art” in Kiev, Ukraine in 2009. Taisiya has performed in Russia, Turkey, Israel, Germany and USA. Taisiya made her debut as a soloist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland, Florida in March of 2014. In August of 2015, she has appeared with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante in Perugia, Italy. She is also an avid chamber musician, and appeared in festivals such as Leutkirch Sommerakademie, Heifetz Music Institute, Red Rocks Music Festival, and MusicFestPerugia.