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Svetlana Grinfeld

She was born in Leningrad. In 1997, she graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Rimsky-Korsakov, violin class with O. F. Shulpyakov and A. D. Reznikovsky.

In 1998-2001. played in the chamber orchestra “St. Petersburg Mozarteum”. Since 2002, she has been the second violin of the Nevsky String Quartet, with whom she has traveled to many countries of the world, recorded several discs with works by contemporary composers, and took part in St. Petersburg chamber and contemporary music festivals. In 2008-2009. played in the international orchestra “Philharmonic of Nations” under the baton of Yutus Franz. In 2010—2011. She worked in the MusicAeterna orchestra conducted by Theodor Currentzis.

Since 2012 she has been an artist of the Symphony Orchestra of the Capella of St. Petersburg.

She studied the baroque violin with Andrei Reshetin and Maria Leonhardt. In addition, she took part in master classes by Enrico Onofri, Andrew Lawrence King, Peter van Hagen, and also took an internship at the Early Music summer courses in Urbino (Italy) with Enrico Gatti. Performs as a solo baroque violinist and in various ensembles such as: Barocco Concertato, Quantum Satis, Pratum Integrum, Prattica Terza, The Pocket Symphony. Collaborated with Michael Chance, Simone Kermes, Reinhard Goebel, Stefano Montanari and others. In 2002-2006. was a member of the Catherine the Great Orchestra, organized by Andrei Reshetin at the Earlymusic international festival in St. Petersburg. As a member of this ensemble she toured in many countries, took part in various European festivals of early music, as well as in the production of Paisiello’s opera “Imaginary Philosophers” at the Oude Muziek festival in Utrecht.