Ana Tsinadze
Principal

Ana Tsinadze was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and began her music studies on the violin at the age of six.After completing an intense 7 year program at the State Music School, Ana was admitted to the Zakharia Paliashvili Special Music School for exceptionally gifted children.She continued her studies with renowned Soviet musicians and pedagogues including professors Alexander Begalishvili and Boris Chiaureli. Prior to graduating from the school with a gold medal in 1987, Ana won the Tbilisi Solo Instrumental Competition.After entering the Tbilisi State Conservatory, Miss Tsinadze had continued her viola studies with the celebrated Soviet Georgian pedagogue, professor Shota Shanidze.During the conservatory years (1987-1993) Ana won another competition and performed with the State Symphony Orchestra.In 1989, Miss Tsinadze was honored with the assistant principal positions with the State Symphony Orchestra and the Tbilisi Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, both of which have toured extensively throughout the world.In 1994, Ana received a full teaching position at the Tbilisi State Conservatory.Due to the extremely difficult economic situation in the Republic of Georgia, Ana left her native country a year later for the United States to join the Rowan Honors String Quartet at Rowan University in New Jersey.Her American education includes a Masters of Music degree from Louisiana State University, where she studied with Dr. Jerzy Kosmala.Currently, Ana is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Temple University and is the Principal Violist for the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.