Lila Pollack

Violin Teacher

Lila Pollack

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Lila is an accomplished violinist who made her solo debut at eight years old. Since then she has performed at venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barge Music, Merkin Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kimmel Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and in countries outside the U.S. including Spain, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Wales, China and Holland.

She is on faculty at Avenues: The World School as the Private Music Lessons Coordinator and Strings Teacher for Lower and Upper Divisions, and also instructs her private studio while still fulfilling her many other professional obligations.

Lila served as Associate Artistic Director of the Noel Pointer Foundation was on faculty at the Diller- Quaile School of Music.

Lila has played with a number of orchestras as Principal in various venues, including the HKFO; the Spitalfields Summer Festival and Pierre Boulez Festival; the Orpheus Sinfonia; and the Orion Foundation Orchestra, including on its 2011 summer tour to Aberystwyth, Wales. She performed with Manhattan Symphonie on their April 2014 tour to China as Principal Second.

Lila received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Eastman School of Music where she studied with Mikhail Kopelman and Charlie Castleman. She served as Concertmaster of Eastman’s Philharmonia Orchestra for two years. Lila graduated from Royal Academy of Music (London, England) with a Masters degree in violin performance while studying with Hu Kun, the only protege of Yehudi Menuhin. There she earned her licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching certificate. She was awarded the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Prize in 2011.