ASYA MESHBERG (Violin) Born in Russia, Ms. Meshberg, the founding member and the first violinist of the quartet, received her musical training at the Odessa Conservatory and at the Juilliard School of Music, where she earned a Master's degree. She has held the position of concertmaster of the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, and the New Jersey Philharmonic, and has performed and recorded for the past fifteen years with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, and Erich Leinsdorf among others. Ms. Meshberg is also currently Director of the Chamber Music Center in Darien, CT.
LYNN BECHTOLD (Violin) Ms. Bechtold has appeared in recitalthroughout the U.S., & in Canada, Holland, and Switzerland. An advocate of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Gloria Coates, John Heiss, and Alvin Lucier, among others has been a soloist with both the 2007 Philadelphia ElectroMusic Festival and ComposersConcordance. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with the East Village Opera Co., a 9-piece rock/opera band, & with the SEM Ensemble. Festival appearances include Kneisel Hall, Pacific Music Festival, Scotia, and both Spoletos, among others. Lynn holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Tufts University, and the Mannes College of Music, where she was a student of Felix Galimir. She is on the faculty of Greenwich House Music School in New York City.
BORIS DEVIATOV (Viola) Born in Russia, Mr. Deviatov received his musical education at the Lviv Conservatory, Ukraine. He won top prizes as both violist and conductor, and toured extensively in Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Hungary. Before joining the Lumina String Quartet in 1999, Boris' was the member of the Leontovich String Quartet.
JENNIFER DEVORE ('Cello) Ms. DeVore received her BA in Art History from Harvard University before earning her Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music where her teachers were Colin Carr and Laurence Lesser. An active chamber musician and soloist, she has toured Southeast Asia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Europe, and has appeared at Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Barbican Center in London. Among the ensembles she has played with are the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy. Ms. DeVore is a member of the Bridge Ensemble in New York City and the Harrisburg Players Collective, a foundation dedicated to broadening chamber music audiences and educating students throughout central Pennsylvania. Particularly interested in contemporary music, she has premiered many new works, played in the Bang-On-A-Can Marathon and on WNYC's "New Sounds," and has recorded pieces by Cage and Xenakis among others.