Galina Istomin has been a respected teacher of music in the Pittsburgh community for over 20 years. As a member of the faculty of The Ellis School, she single-handedly created a successful and in demand strings program.
Galina has a private studio of very talented students of all ages. Her dedication to her students has gained her a reputation as someone who is supportive, encouraging, and very knowledgeable about her craft. Many of Galina’s younger students hold section and principal positions in the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. Galina’s students perform at Heinz Hall and Carnegie Hall in Pittsburgh.
Every music student has their own path and Galina is deeply committed to making their goals a reality. Educated in Russia, Galina received a Master’s Degree from the State Conservatory. Upon her arrival to Pittsburgh, she received an Artists Diploma from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with former Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster, Andres Cardenes.
Galina is also performing solo and chamber music concerts in the Pittsburgh area. She is a concertmaster of the Edgewood Symphony.
Strings Section Teacher; b: St Petersburg c: Katerina; ed: Music School (BA) String Tchr, Violin Perf 1970-81; Conservatory (MA) School of Violin; Orchestra Perf 1981-85; ai: Edgewood Orchestra Concertmaster; Butler Symphony Concertmaster; Private Teaching Ages 5-65; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1 Of 10 Teachers of the Year 2001.