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Alla Aranovskaya (USA)

Grammy Nominated Violinist

Founding member of St. Petersburg String Quartet

Violin Professor Emerita:

Oberlin Conservatory & Wichita University

Ms. AllaAranovskaya is a founding first violinist of the Grammy-nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, and has been intensively touring throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Her many honors include a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” in Stereo Review and Gramophone magazines, and top prizes at several international chamber music competitions including Melbourne, Australia (1991); Tokyo, Japan (1989); and Florence, Italy (1989). The highlights of her career include performances at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Wigmore Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Dublin National Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Great Hall and appearance at such festivals as Luzern (Switzerland), Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), MIMO (Brazil), Buxton (England), Fishguard (Wales), Music Mountain, Rockport, Mainly Mozart in San Diego and many more. She has recently collaborated with such internationally renowned artists as Leon Fleisher, Michael Tree, Peter Donohoe, and Misha Dichter. AllaAranovskaya is also a member of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet that debuted in New York in May 2014. In 2014, Ms. Aranovskaya initiated a revival of one of the first violin competitions in the world; the Leopold Auer International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Aranovskaya’s more than 40 years of teaching experience include professorships in St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia; Oberlin Conservatory, and Wichita State University, USA. Her students have won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. In addition, she regularly gives master classes and workshops around the world. .Ms. Aranovskaya received her education at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory e in St. Petersburg, Russia, where her primary teachers were Mark Komissarov, Wieniawsky Competition winner, and Vladimir Ovcharek, the first violinist of the Taneyev StringQuartet. She was a prize winner of the All-Russian Violin Competition (1985)