Violinist Lela Tsinadze has enjoyed a prolific music career in the US and abroad as a performer and a pedagogue. She has been a member of several orchestral organizations across the country and overseas, occupying leadership positions. Lela has performed with The Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra in the Republic of Georgia, The Baton Rouge symphony, The Acadiana Symphony, The Rapids Symphony and The New Orleans Symphony Orchestras in Louisiana, The Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra in Mississippi, The Mobile Symphony Orchestra in Alabama, The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in Florida, The Saint Louis New Opera Orchestra in Missouri, The Illinois Symphony and The Southern Illinois Symphonies in Illinois, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia pops Orchestra and Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in Pennsylvania and the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey. She has collaborated with luminaries of the classical and jazz music world such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti, Winston Marsalis, Terrence Blanchard and Peter Nero. Lela is the winner of the 2001 Chamber Music Competition as a violinist and the 2003 Concerto Competition as a violist in the Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. As a Pedagogue Lela has taught extensively at all levels. Highlights of her teaching experience include the string faculty member of the American String Teachers Association and the National School Orchestra Association, the violin and viola teacher at the Friends School Mullica Hill, New Jersey, the String orchestra director at L. J. Alleman Middle School & Arts Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the String Faculty at Acadiana Music Conservatory in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Lela holds Bachelor’s degree from the Tbilisi conservatory in the Republic of Georgia and Masters’ degrees in both violin and viola from the Louisiana State University.