Evgenia Zharzhavskaya was born in St.Petersburg, Russia and began to play violin at the age of 6. She entered the Rimsky-Korsakov School of music the same year. She later continued her studies at the St.Petersburg state conservatory. While still at the conservatory she won a position with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Ms. Zharzhavskaya participated in a number of prestigious music festivals, such as Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), Gustav Mahler Academy (Italy), Verbier (Switzerland) and Miyazaki (Japan), where she performed with some of the world’s leading conductors such as James Levine, Yury Temirkanov, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Charles Dutoit and Christoph Eschenbach among others, as well as famous soloists including Martha Argerich, Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, Vadim Repin, Itzhak Perlman and Mischa Maisky. In 2010 Ms. Zharzhavskaya moved to Florida where she received her Professional Performance Certificate and Masters Degree under Elmar Oliveira at Lynn University Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. During this time she has been actively performing with orchestras and chamber groups in South Florida, such as Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony and Boca Symphony. In the Fall of 2014 Ms. Zharzhavskaya won full time contracted substitute position with Houston Symphony where she performed for 3 seasons. Since 2017 Ms. Zharzhavskaya is holding a position of Assistant Principal Second Violin at the Utah Symphony.