Lavinia Pavlish is a New York City-based violinist. She has performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra in an morning education concert series entitled Time Travel with the Cleveland Orchestra and recently performed 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 Victor Elmaleh Concert Artist Guild competition and gave successful performances at the Met Museum and Joe's Pub, among many others.

As an orchestral musician, Lavinia served as assistant concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and has performed as a substitute with various orchestras around New York including Riverside Symphony, Wordless Orchestra, and Radio City.

As a chamber musician and freelancer, recent highlights include shows at the Upper East Side Armory with artist Kimbra, recordings on records of brilliant jazz musicians Bryan Carter, Charlie Rosen, Lauren Henderson, and Mike Thurber, and a performance of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata with harpsichordist Aymeric Dupre LaTour at the North Stonington Historical Society’s concert series.   

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.

Exciting upcoming performances include a  trio performance with cellist Valeriya Sholokhova and organist Jared Lamezo to open for a lecture by Martin Scorsese at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral and performances with powerful artist and vocalist Joseph Keckler in a series of shows called Train with No Midnight at the Prototype Festival.

Lavinia enjoys gardening, seeing live shows and concerts, and listening to every kind of music, especially opera and jazz.