About Svitlana Kmit
Svitlana Kmit Antons was born in Ukraine and has been playing the violin since she was seven. She received her education from the Lviv Musical College and one of the most prestigious Ukrainian conservatory – Lviv National Conservatory. While in the Ukraine, she performed in orchestras and taught at Sambir music school for 10 years. Many of her students continued her love and passion with music and became teachers themselves. Svitlana had the honor of playing in the orchestra conducted by the famous Ukrainian composer and conductor, Professor Mykola Kolessa.
Since coming to the United States, Svitlana has continued to perform in area orchestras. She has performed with North Shore Chamber Orchestra, St Vincent Orchestra, and has collaborated with pianist Dr.Alexander Zintchenko and conductor Anatol Lysenka. She has been deeply involved with teaching students of all ages and abilities in several local community schools such as Hinsdale Community House, Fairview Music School and St Joseph Ukrainian School.
Svitlana’s teaching style has a unique touch of a traditional European music school. Her curriculum is fun with a pleasant blend of theory and playing the violin. She has a wide variety of method books that keep students engaged and excited to learn!
Svitlana is a real pet lover. She has a lovely and very friendly boxer named Indi who loves to sing while she is playing the violin at home.