Title: Principal Second
Chair Sponsor: Wilson Family Foundation Chair
Olga Yurkova, Principal Second Violin, joined the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in 1998 when she moved to the United States from Russia.
She holds a Doctorate of Music and Violin Performance from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and has toured extensively in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, France, Romania, Korea and other countries. Olga is a first prize-winner of several international competitions and festivals including: The International Violin Competition in Budapest, Tenth International Music Festival in Korea, International String Quartet Competition in Tallin (Estonia) as well as violin competitions in Russia and Moldova. She was Concertmaster of National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova and also a Soloist and Concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestra of Europe. In the U.S., she was invited to many festivals as a Concertmaster and Principal Violinist including Ash Lawn-Highland Festival and the Colorado Music Festival. Olga is also Assistant Professor of Music at Grace College.