Russian violinist of remarkable virtuosity and expressiveness, Svetlana Makarova won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in Moscow at the age of ten, an award that was followed by numerous other prizes. In 2008 she was invited by Lorin Maazel to take up a position as concertmaster at the Palau de Les Artes Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. As a soloist and chamber musician, Svetlana Makarova has recorded several CDs for the Naxos label. Before joining the violin faculty of the HEMU in Lausanne in 2011, she taught at the renowned Gnessin’s College of Music in Moscow. As an internationally renowned pedagogue, she is regularly invited to sit on the jury of numerous international competitions.