Olga Patramanska-Bell was born and raised in Ukraine, where she received her musical education. After finishing her B.M. at the R.M. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College and studying a few years at the National Musical Academy of Ukraine, she came to Boston to continue her education at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She received her M.M. under the guidance of Mark Lakirovich.
Patramanska-Bell is an active performer and participant in numerous concerts, projects and festivals. She is a winner of Concerto competition and Honors competition at the Longy School of Music, and has performed as a soloist with the Longy Chamber Orchestra, National Pops Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra in Ukraine. Patramanska-Bell is a winner of several competitions in Ukraine and has traveled through Europe performing solo recitals and playing in violin ensemble. Currently, Patramanska-Bell is on the string faculty at the Winchester Community Music School, is a member of Zefira trio, Grand Harmonie, an assistant member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony New Hampshire, member of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
Patramanska-Bell performed with such groups as Boston New Music Initiative, Equilibrium Ensemble, Walden Chamber Music Players, ECCE ensemble, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Served as a concertmaster for Boston Opera Collaborative, Harvard’s Lowell House Opera and Commonwealth Lyric Theater. This year’s engagements include performances with Juventas New Music Ensemble and Sound Icon. In addition to giving private lessons Patramanska-Bell is actively playing chamber music with her friends in the Greater Boston area.