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Leonid Yanovskiy

  • Position:  Professor, Director of Strings
  • Department:  Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 218
  • lyanovskiy@uwf.edu
  • Campus: 8504742526


Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, professor and director of strings and orchestra.

Yanovskiy is an acclaimed violinist, violist and conductor who has captivated audiences around the world with his luminous and energetic performances.

Throughout his career, he has performed on the stages of Lincoln Center, Chicago Orchestra, Boston Symphony Halls, the Kennedy Center and Metropolitan Opera. He has performed recitals throughout the world, including Brazil, Denmark, France, Israel, Korea and Russia. 

In 2015 and 2016, he performed recitals in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany; Chicago, Illinois and at the Weil Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York. He is currently on the faculty of the InterHarmony International Music Festival, the concertmaster of the Pensacola and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras, principal violinist at the Washington Square Music Festival in New York, and co-director of the Gulf Coast Virtuosi Ensemble.

At UWF, he teaches violin, viola, string quartet and orchestra, helping students become well-rounded performers. His students win national orchestra auditions, and national, regional and state solo and chamber music competitions. They have been accepted to the Encore and Meadowmount Schools of Music, and graduate programs, including Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Florida State University, University of North Texas and Maryland.

Before coming to UWF in 2000, Yanovskiy taught at the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music. He was principal violinist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Northern Crown, Goliard Chamber Ensemble, and Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He was also a violinist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the American Symphony.

Degrees & Institutions:

Yanovskiy received degrees from the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music in Russia, studied at the American Conservatoire at Fontenbleau in France, and earned a doctorate in musical arts from Rutgers University.

Keywords: violin, viola, string quartet, chamber music, orchestra, concertmaster, Pensacola Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, Washington Square Music Festival, Gulf Coast Virtuosi Ensemble, Weil Rectal Hall at Carnegie Hall, InterHarmony

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