Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin
Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv is known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, and she regularly appears on prestigious solo concert series in North America, Europe, and Asia, and her performances are often broadcast on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.
Highly sought as a chamber musician, Ms. Ivakhiv frequently collaborates with such renowned artists as Gary Graffman, Roberto Diaz, Steven Isserlis, Philip Setzer, Gilbert Kalish, and Eugene Drucker. She has been featured in many national and international chamber music festivals including Tanglewood, Embassy Series, and Newport Music Festival (U.S.), Ottawa Chamberfest (Canada), Prussia Cove (England), Musique de Chambre à Giverny (France), and Verbier Festival and Kammermusik Bodensee (Switzerland). She has been Artistic Director of Music at the Institute (MATI) Concert Series in New York City for five years. She has conducted chamber music coachings and master classes at Yale University, Columbia University, Boston Conservatory, Temple University Music Preparatory Division, Curtis SummerFest, and Guangzhou and Hunan Conservatories in China, and taught at New York Summer Music Festival in Oneonta.
Ms. Ivakhiv is Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola and Head of Strings at the University of Connecticut and Professor of Violin at Longy School of Music of Bard College. She graduated from Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the late Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank and the late Rafael Druian. She received her Master of Music degree from M. Lysenko Music Academy in Lviv, Ukraine, studying with Oresta Kohut, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Pamela Frank and Philip Setzer.