Zhanna B. - Violin/Viola Instructor
Janna was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. For the next 8 years she was a full-time orchestra musician of the State Opera Theater, played with the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, and performed with various chamber and symphony orchestras.
Being passionate about chamber music, Janna has worked with various ensembles such as the Nevsky Piano Trio, Baltic String Quartet, Astoria String Quartet, and Violet String Quartet. In 2010, Janna moved to Chicago. In 2013 she took a principal Viola position for Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, worked with IL Symphony Orchestra, Palos Symphony and Peoria Symphony Orchestra continuing her work as a dynamic violin, viola, and piano instructor and an in-demand classical performer.