Lydia Tang Swada is a violinist/violist currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Viola Performance at the University of Illinois. She previously earned a Masters degree in Viola Performance (2011) at the University of Illinois and studied earlier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Central Washington University, and the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland.
She is the principal violist of the Urbana Pops Orchestra and Danville Symphony. She also currently performs with Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Decatur Symphony, and Peoria Symphony and frequently performs at weddings and other special events with the Krannert Quartet.
She teaches violin and viola lessons to students of all ages and abilities. If you are interested in taking lessons, please fill out this contact form. Thank you!