2015 Honorable Mention
American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya serves as Music Director of Harvard’s Lowell House Opera, Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and the Development Series for Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC. She also serves regularly as Assistant Conductor with Gotham Chamber Opera, and as conductor/pianist with New York Lyric Opera. Lidiya has been a Conducting Fellow under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, where she worked directly with Maazel.
Lidiya’s other projects this forthcoming season include performances with world-renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and an NEA-funded puppetry collaboration entitled Music in Motion with Juventas, Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades with Lowell House Opera, Hulak-Artemovsky’s Ukranian opera Zaparozhets za Dunayem with Commonwealth Lyric Theater, and a double bill of Suor Angelica and Trouble in Tahiti with Metro West Opera.