Valeriya Nedviga, violin, was born in Russia and has studied at the Schnittke State Institute of Music (Russia), Columbus State University (GA), and the University of Northern Colorado. She has received many special awards including Outstanding Solo at the International Festival Young 2011 in Prague; 1st place at the Baltic Autumn Festival in Tallinn, Estonia; 2nd place at the International Musica Classica competition in Moscow; and Alternate Winner at the MTNA State Young Artist Competition (USA).
In the past, Valeriya participated in concerts during the North London Festival of Music and Drama in London; was a guest artist at the Performing Arts Institute at the Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA; was the assistant concertmaster at The Opera in the Ozarks Festival in Arkansas and at The Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, OH; and served as acting concertmaster for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra (OH). She is a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University where she is also pursuing her master's degree in violin performance. Being interested in theater production, she is a production assistant for Opera & Lyric Theater at OSU, and also is regularly involved in productions with the Department of Theater.