Katya Janpoladyan, Armenian born cellist received her BA in Yerevan, Armenia. Highly acclaimed by international critics, she performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, France, Lebanon, Austria, Italy, China and US. She is a winner of the Pierre Lantier International Chamber Music Competition in Paris, France. Ms. Janpoladyan has performed as a chamber musician with the faculty members of the major universities, such as Rice University, College-Conservatory of Music, at University of Cincinnati Miami University and Julliard school of music. Currently Ms. Janpoladyan is a member of the Baur String Quartet which is a fellowship quartet in residence at College-Conservatory of Music. She received her MM in College-Conservatory of Music, and currently pursuing her Doctorate. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA, working on her Doctoral research.