Nataliya Striku (Mandolin)
She was born in Dniprpetrofsk and started music lessons at a very young age at her home town. She studied string instruments and especially the domnra in the State Conservatory of Dnyprpetrofsk and then continued at the University of Krivoj Rog to study Music Pedagogy. During her stay in the German speaking areas first in Wurzburg and then in Vienna, she started mainly focusing on the mandolin. She has performed in many European countries as a soloist, accompanied by piano or orchestra and as member of a chamber music ensemble. She is a regular leading member in various string ensembles and guest in many symphonic orchestras among which I Maestri of London, Cyprus Symphonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra of Austriaand the State Vienna Opera in works by Verdi, Muller, Respighi, Prokofiev.