Elina Kalendareva, a native of Tashkent (USSR), joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2002. She holds a Masters Degree from the Moscow Conservatory where she studied with Igor Bezrodnyi. As a member of the Moscow Conservatory Quintet, she recorded a CD of music by Taneyev and Glinka for the Chant du Monde label.
Since moving to America in 1994, Ms. Kalendareva performed as a soloist with the Liederkrantz Symphony Orchestra in New York and as a recitalist for the Ascending Artists series. Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra, she played with the American Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Ms. Kalendareva is a founding member of the Society Hill Strings Quartet.