Natasha Lipkina: Russian violinist and violist, has won prizes in the Enescu Violin Competition in Romania and in The Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition in St. Petersburg. She has performed as a recitalist in Russia and Republics of the former Soviet Union, and has performed with orchestras in Russia, Romania, Germany, Finland, Japan, and the United States. She has performed on Moscow Radio and Russian television and has participated in numerous recordings of film music. As a quartet member, she was recently seen on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Today Show. Ms. Lipkina made her viola debut with The Dubkinski Quartet. She has participated both as a violinist and violist in numerous chamber festivals around the world. Ms. Lipkina received her education in the Moscow Central Special School of Music, The Moscow Conservatory, and Indiana University. She has been on the faculties of the music departments of NYU School of Education and The Children's Orchestra Society.