Olga Patramanska-Bell (string department chair, violin) was born and raised in Ukraine, where she received her musical education. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree at the R.M. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College and studying a few years at the National Musical Academy of Ukraine, she came to Boston to continue her education at the Longy School of Music under the guidance of Mr. Mark Lakirovich. Olga is an active performer and participant in numerous concerts, projects and festivals. She is a winner of the Concerto competition and Honors competition at the Longy School of Music, and has performed as a soloist with the Longy Chamber Orchestra, National Pops Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra in Ukraine. Olga is a winner of several competitions in Ukraine and has travelled through Europe performing solo recitals and playing in violin ensemble.
Olga has been actively teaching in the Greater Boston Area and currently is a member of Zefira Piano Trio and Juventas New Music Ensemble. Past engagements include playing with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Walden Chamber Music Players, ECCE ensemble, Sound Icon, Grand Harmonie, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Equillibrium Ensemble, Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Opera Collective, Harvard’s Lowell House Opera, and Commonwealth Lyric Theater.