B i o g r a p h y

OLGA YANOVICH, violinist, music director and founder of the Washington Youth Chamber Orchestra, founder and music director of the Trout Orchestra Festival, studied at the Moscow Gnessin Music Institute with Boris Goldstein and Vladimir Spivakov (violin performance); Valentin Berlinsky of the Borodin Quartet (quartet and chamber music).

After completing her post-graduate course at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory, Ms. Yanovich toured the former USSR and Europe extensively as a member of an award-winning string quartet and a soloist. Olga Yanovich has performed at the Gewandhaus Hall in Leipzig, Schauschpiel Hall in Berlin, Moscow Conservatory halls, Rachmaninov Hall, Grand State Pillar Hall in Moscow, Rubinstein Hall in Leningrad, Sala Baldino in Rome, as well as venues in Prague, Helsinki and other European cities.


Her participation in music festivals brought her to Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, International Music Festival in Moscow, Kuhmo, Erevan, Rome, Music Seminars and master classes in Prague and Normandy (France). Ms. Yanovich made many recordings of chamber and solo works for the Moscow Radio.


Since moving to the USA, Olga Yanovich performed wide range of music from Bach and Mozart to Schnittke concertos with orchestras. Her performance of Prokofiev concerto was broadcast on TV and received high acclaim from the press. The violinist’s solo appearances included DAR Constitution Hall, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Warner Theater, the Smithsonian, and the N. Roerich Museum in New York. She also performed at European music Festivals and went back to Russia for concerts and recording sessions.


Olga Yanovich had her CD with Mendelssohn’s double concerto released on a Newport Classics label. For five years she was the Artistic Director of the Mount Vernon Music Festival, and from year 2000 – a faculty member and performer at the Soesterberg Festival in the Netherlands, Sulzbach-Rosenberg Festival in Germany, Amati Festival in Catskills, NY.


Her chamber music collaboration included names like pianists B.Tchaikovsky, I. Zhukov, M. Kollontay, S. Milstein, M. Mogilevsky, B. Ganz, violinists Jody Gatwood, Boris Kushnir and Nikolaj Znaider.


In 2001 she founded the Washington Youth Chamber Orchestra, a string ensemble for advanced young musicians, and in 2012 launched the Trout Orchestra Festival in Virginia, serving as music director.

Dr.Yanovich has coached violin, chamber music and orchestra in master classes and music festivals in Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and in the USA. She has also been on the faculty of Moscow Regional Music College and served as assistant professor at the Leningrad Conservatory for two years.


Since her emigration to the United States, Olga Yanovich has been teaching privately and on the faculties of the American University, Levine School of Music, and Holton Arms Private School.


Dr. YANOVICH is very active in the teaching field, many of her students joined major music schools in the USA and Europe, becoming professional musicians.

Students of Ms.Yanovich have been accepted into music schools such as Manhattan, Juilliard, Eastman School of Music, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Royal Music College in London, and Moscow Conservatory.

Many of her students became winners of local and national competitions,  joining major orchestras and recording on professional labels.