Violinist Adelya Nartadjieva has performed extensively throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. A dedicated chamber musician, Adelya has been invited to renowned festivals such as Yellow Barn, Heifetz International Music Institute, Four Seasons Chamber Music, Summer University in Lausanne, and Moscow Meets Friends. She has collaborated with artists such as Gil Shaham, Timothy Eddy, Hsin-Yun Huang, and members of the Emerson and Juilliard string quartets. Adelya was concertmaster of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra under the batons of Robert Spano and Eiji Oue, and the Yale Philharmonia under Peter Oundjian. She is currently a member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sejong Soloists.
A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Adelya began playing violin at the age of six. She graduated from the Yale School of Music with a master’s degree, and from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore with a First-Class Honors Degree and the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal. Her recent awards include first prize at the Woolsey Concerto Competition and the Broadus Erle Prize, both from the Yale School of Music; and an education grant from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. As part of her fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Adelya teaches at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn.