Zoia is an active musician in the New England area. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Zoia has had many adventures touring as first violinist with the Arden String Quartet around America and Europe. She has held positions with the Portland and Springfield Symphonies and Rhode Island Philharmonic as well as Symphony New Hampshire. Currently, Zoia is Concertmaster of North Shore Philharmonic and the Portsmouth Symphony. She is also Principal 2nd violin of Opera Maine, and can be found teaching at St Paul's School in Concord, NH, and her studio in Stoneham, MA. Zoia also coaches at adult Chamber Music.
Some of her favorite work involves Musical Theater. Zoia is a frequent performer at Providence Performing Arts Center, North Shore Music Theater, Hanover Theater in Worcester and the Boston Opera House playing touring and local Broadway shows.
Zoia is a long time educator. With over 34 years of experience, Zoia has taught all ages of ability from beginner to competition winner to adult enthusiast.
"I love teaching. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing people of all ages learning and discovering music. My goal is to give students all the tools they'll need to do whatever moves them musically. Whether it's playing in small ensembles or orchestra or solo performance, music is such a great way to connect with other people and really express yourself and get lost in the beauty and complexity that is making music together. I want my students to be confident that there are no holes in their technique, that they understand everything they need to know in order to make great music."