Sofia Lebed

Viola

Sofia Lebed

Viola

Violist Sofia Lebed has won more than a dozen international competitions, including Classica Nova (Hannover, Germany, 1997), the Fourth International Yuri Bashmet Violist Competition (Moscow, 2000), Premio Trio di Trieste (Italy, 2001) and the TIM X Competition (France, 2002). She is also an honoree of the Russian Performing Arts Fund and a participant in the Kronberg Academy (Germany), where she performed in an ensemble with Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer. As a duet with her sister, the pianist Maria Lebed, she has performed throughout Russia, Asia, Germany and Italy.

Ms. Lebed has participated in several important international music projects, including the World Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, under the direction of James Levine, and the Kremerata Baltica, under the direction of Gidon Kremer. 

A graduate of Moscow's Gnesin Music School and the Moscow State Conservatory, where she was a student of the renowned violist Yuri Bashmet, Ms. Lebed joined the Russian National Orchestra in 2002. She is a founding member of Four Strings.

Performances with the RNO

August 2021

In Russia

21 Sat

Tsaritsyno

Moscow

Russia

Location

  • Tsaritsyno
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Program

Franck
Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Cello in F-Minor, FWV 7
Thuille
Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in B-Flat Major, op.6
Guest Artists:

Andrey Gugnin, Piano

Tatiana Porshneva, Violin

Sergei Putnikov, Violin

Sofia Lebed, Viola

Svetlana Vladimirova, Cello

Alexander Ghindin, Piano

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

Olga Tomilova, Oboe

Sergei Yeletsky, Clarinet

Alexey Serov, French Horn

Andrei Shamidanov, Bassoon

RNO Small Festival

April 2018

In Russia

26 Thu

Moscow City Museum

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Concert for children at special children's homes and orphanages.

Part of the annual concert series for youth supported by Chevron

Works by Tchaikovsky
Music from animated films

RNO SOLOISTS CONCERT

Guest Artists:

Tatiana Porshneva, Violin

Ekaterina Tsareva, Violin

Sofia Lebed, Viola

Olesya Anakovskaya, Cello

Gennady Krutikov, Double Bass

2017-2018 Season

In Russia

25 Wed

Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812

Moscow

Russia

Location

  • Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812
  • Red Square 1
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Program

Concert for children at special children's homes and orphanages.

Part of the annual concert series for youth supported by Chevron

Works by Tchaikovsky
Music from animated films

RNO SOLOISTS CONCERT

Guest Artists:

Tatiana Porshneva, Violin

Ekaterina Tsareva, Violin

Sofia Lebed, Viola

Olesya Anakovskaya, Cello

Gennady Krutikov, Double Bass

2017-2018 Season

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