Born in St. Petersburg, Russia Larissa Blitz began violin studies at age seven and received her BA from St. Petersburg’s Conservatory. While in Russia she worked in the Opera House of St. Petersburg and was an assistant to her violin professor as well as having a private teaching studio of her own. In 1987 Larissa Blitz received her Masters degree in violin performance from Manhattan School of Music where she studied with the renowned professor Rafael Bronstein and Arianna Brone.
Since then Ms. Blitz has had an extensive performing and teaching career playing in orchestras such as Brooklyn Philharmonic, North Eastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Berkshire Opera, Manchester Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra and many others. She also has worked on Broadway and in the recording studio. From 1994 to 1996 Larissa Blitz was concertmaster for a touring Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof” starring Theodore Bikel.
As a teacher Ms. Blitz is enjoying a big private studio in New Jersey and since January 2001 teaches violin for the Spring Creek Youth Orchestra in Brooklyn, NY. She also has been a violin coach in a special in school program in Long Island. In 2004 she joined the faculty of the River Towns Arts Council’s Music Lesson Program, where she gives private lessons on violin and viola. In February 2005 Ms. Blitz joined the part-time faculty of Franklin Pierce University, teaching viola.
“I believe that everybody interested deserves to share and enjoy the gift of music, no matter how old or young a person is. Music makes us richer, more disciplined, helps to develop a very precise and logical way of thinking. Being able to perform, create and appreciate music is a privilege that lasts a life time and makes us better human beings.”