Elina Yanovitsky was born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1977 and currently performs as a principal violinist in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA. In this capacity she often appears also as a soloist and concertmaster in various chamber music concerts and series. Yanovitsky graduated with a Masters degree in Violin Performance from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 1999 and later proceeded to post-graduate studies with Prof. Haim Taub. During her studies Elina participated at Youth International Festivals and Chamber Music Ensembles. She is a prize-winner of Russian National and International Competitions in 1993 and 1998.
Between 1997 and 2000 she was a concertmaster of American-Russian Young Artist Orchestra under the baton of maestro Leon Botstein, which led the orchestra in two successful concerts at Carnegie Hall. Since 2000 she is living in Israel and since 2002 she is a member of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA.
In 2005 she performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, performing the Concerto Grosso No 1 (Schnittke). Yanovitsky participated in several recordings of original music, including the album “Vengerov & Virtuosi” on EMI Classics.