Nadya Meykson

Viola / Violin

A native of Moscow, Nadya Meykson has performed as soloist and chamber musician in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, WMP Concert Hall, David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, The State Kremlin Palace Concert Hall, House of Friendship with Peoples of Foreign Countries in Moscow, and All-Union House of Composers in Moscow.

At the age of ten, Nadya won the Young Composers Competition in Moscow and was nominated to perform her composition at The Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture in Moscow.

Nadya holds a Master’s Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she served as Teaching Assistant for Mikhail Kopelman. Her other primary teachers include Levon Ambartsumian, Alexander Volobuev, Alvia Vandysheva, Elvira Simonova and Ai-Yi Bao.

As soloist with orchestra, Nadya has appeared with the OSSIA Orchestra, Shoals Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra. Nadya has won various prizes, including Noel Levine Award, First Prize at Ray Dunmyer Youth Concerto Competition, Howard Hanson Scholarship, Charles W. Kennett Scholarship and First Prize at Shoals Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition.

In 2006, Nadya was selected to participate in London Master Classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She also received a full scholarship three consecutive summers to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Serving as a violin faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Williamsburg Music Studio, Nadya also teaches privately around New York area. Although classical music is her passion, she enjoys exploring folk and experimental music. Her own compositions are influenced by early and ethnic music.