Lidiya Yankovskaya


Artistic Director, Juventas New Music Ensemble

Center Associate

Lidiya Yankovskaya serves as Music Director of Harvard University's Lowell House Opera, Artistic Director of Juventas New Music Ensemble, Music Director of Commonwealth Lyric Theater, and Music Director for the Development Series for Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC. Recent productions include Isaac Schankler's Light and Power (winner of The American Prize and National Opera Association awards in the Professional category), Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream and Rimsky-Korsakov's Snegurochka (first fully-staged, Russian-language American performance) with Lowell House Opera, Rachmaninoff's Aleko with Commonwealth Lyric Theater, and the world premiere of Line Tjorhoj's Orations with Center for Contemporary Opera in July. Other upcoming projects include the world premiere of the Peter Lane's new ballet, HackPolitik with Juventas and a recording project with New Dynamic Records in January. In addition to her work as a conductor, Lidiya is a pianist, singer and vocal/diction coach, most recently as music director/pianist for Opera Boston s education tours and as a Russian Diction Coach for Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus. More info here.

Rarely-performed operatic gems
Russian opera
Russian music and contemporary American opera
contemporary music, linguistics & lyric diction
contemporary Russian composers
development of new works
Current Project
Russian Opera
Foreign Language


, Conducting
, Boston University
Selected Publications

conductor, Spectres, Juventas New Music Ensemble, New Dynamic Records, 2016.

conductor, Peter van Zand Lane, HackPolitik, People Movers Dance, Innova Records, 2015.