Violinist Alla Wijnands holds a Master Associate Degree and Artist Diploma from St. Petersburg Conservatory and has also studied at the Sverdlovsk Conservatory and Polevskoy City Music School. Ms. Wijnands has toured 40 U.S. States and toured internationally with the St. Petersburg Quartet, in addition to performing with orchestras and chamber ensembles in major theaters and performing centers around the world. As a soloist, she has performed concertos with the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra of Rishon LeZion. She has also recorded under the Melodia label with the St. Petersburg Quartet. Ms. Wijnands began as a violin teacher more than 20 years ago as an Assistant Professor of Violin with the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She has also taught at the St. Petersburg International Summer Academy, the Conservatory of Music “Beit Barbur” in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has given worldwide chamber music and violin solo masterclasses.