Lavinia Pavlish is a New York City-based violinist. She performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra in a series of education concert entitled Time Travel with the Cleveland Orchestra and also premiered her own composition Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra with Cleveland's Contemporary Youth Orchestra for its tenth anniversary concert under music director Liza Grossman. Lavinia recently performed as a soloist alongside cellist Rose Bart with the Lake Tahoe Festival Orchestra at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.
Lavinia co-founded and was as a member of the string quartet The Rhythm Method for three years. During her tenure with the group, the quartet became a finalist in the prestigious Victor Elmaleh Concert Artist Guild competition and gave successful performances and the Met Museum, Joe's Pub, The Onassis Cultural Center, Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Vox Hebraica Series. She has performed chamber music in Alice Tully Hall's Wednesdays at One series, the MOMA's Summergarden series, at the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute, and with pianist Han Chen for a performance with Troy Schumacher's Ballet Collective at the 92nd St. Y.
Lavinia studied with Paul Kantor in the Cleveland Institute of Music preparatory program and continued her studies as an undergraduate student of Almita Vamos at Northwestern University. She completed her Masters Degree at Juilliard with Naoko Tanaka, where she studied chamber music with Lara Lev and Sylvia Rosenberg. She has participated in Crested Butte Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, Spoleto Festival USA, Holland International Music Sessions, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen Music Festival and School.
Lavinia is a member of The Chamber Orchestra of New York and the violinist for the Brooklyn-based band MacGlidden. She can be heard on Meaghan Burke's brilliant new album, Creature Comforts, and she is the violist on the original cast album of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.