Lina Streltsov’s career as a musician spans across three countries. She started formal studies in Ukraine as a choir conductor and a vocal director, and graduated from the highly regarded Glier Music College in Kiev and Prokofiev Academy of Music in Donetsk. She went on working with adult and children choirs in Ukraine as well as in Israel and Canada. She has built expansive and varied repertoire including classical music, folk music as well as a new and modern songs. Her experience includes coordinating vocal departments, working as choir conductor and giving individual vocal lessons. Lina organized and managed vocal ensembles for different ages. Her passion for music and rich multicultural experience reflected in collaboration between choirs and famous singers and composers.
In Winnipeg, the choirs under her direction participated in various concerts and events, including fundraising performances and community special events such as Folklorama, JNF Negev Gala, senior homes and numerous annual performances.
Upon moving to Vancouver Island, BC, Lina is now teaching voice at Peninsula Academy, and is also the conductor for the Ukrainian choir in Victoria. She equally enjoys working with large groups and individual students.
Lina believes that each person is given unique capabilities and leanings for a purpose. Her objective as a Choir conductor and a vocal teacher is to help her students develop their unique abilities and achieve their goals through music. She utilizes her comprehensive teaching experience and professional skills to facilitate the students’ journey to discover their voice, their art and themselves.