the former Soviet Union who attended Academia de Muzica,
Teatru si Arte Plastice, the Mannes College of Music, the Moldavia
State Institute of Arts, and the Special Music School.
In 1983, she
became a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra. Other groups with whom she has
worked include the American Symphony Orchestra and the New York Pops.
participated in a Wall to Wall Opera concert with the NYCO at Symphony
Space on 26th May 2007.
Highlights included the “Overture” from Richard Wagner’s
Hollander, the “Prayer and Orchestral Pantomime” from Act I
of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, the “Quintet”
from Act II of Georges Bizet’s Carmen,
“Cheti, cheti, immantinente” from Act III of Gaetano
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, “O
Mimi tu piu non torni” from Act IV of Giacomo
Puccini’s La boheme, and the “Finale” from Act V of
Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo.
May 2008, she was back at Symphony Space with the American Symphony
Orchestra in a Wall to Wall Bach Concert. The ASO and Canticum
Novum Singers performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s
Mass in B minor, BWV 232.
The ASO gave
the American premiere of Vincent D’Indy’s
at Lincoln Center on 14th October
November 2009, they offered up a late Romantic program that comprised
Robert Fuchs’ “Serenade No. 1, Op. 9”, Hermann Goetz’s
“Concerto for Violin and Orchestra”, Siegmund
von Hausegger’s “Wieland der Schmied”, Richard
Strauss’s “Symphony No. 2 in F minor, Op. 12”, and Ludwig
Thuille’s “Romantic Overture, Op. 16”.
which Yana appears include A Girl
Like Me, Music of the Sun and
Unfaithful by Rihanna,
Nature Boy: The Standards Album by Aaron
Neville, Never Been Gone by Carly Simon, North
by Elvis Costello, Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Peter Schickele:
A Zoo Called Earth/Gail Kubik: Gerald, Satyagraha by Philip Glass, and Songs I Heard by Harry Connick, Jr.
In the field
of music education, she has taught at Concordia College Conservatory.