Karoub has served as Assistant Conductor and Principal Horn of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra for many years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University. A former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, he spends his semi-retirement by performing in both the Livonia Symphony Orchestra and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. He is also involved in teaching and chamber music. In addition, he serves on the staff of the Livonia Youth Orchestra and is the conductor of the Livingston County Concert Band.
Linda Ignagni has served as the Livonia Symphony's personnel manager for three years. As the personnel manager she contracts musicians to perform in the symphony, distributes information to musicians, interfaces with the performance venue for set-up and special needs, prepares budget projections for each concert and coordinates many other details pertaining to the symphony musicians and performances.
Svetlana Tsivinskaya – LSO Concertmaster
Svetlana's passion for classical music began at age 6, when she picked up the violin. Her diverse interests within the field of classical music culminated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Music College and State Music Conservatory in her native Saint-Petersburg, Russia. “Lana’s” specialized certifications included violin performance, chamber and quartet class, and violin education.
Lana immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 as she endeavored to push her performance and instruction level higher. She participated in Oberlin Conservatory's Summer Baroque Performance Institute where she studied with Marilyn McDonald and Mark Destrube. She attained her Doctorate in Musical Arts from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2014, under the instruction of Dr. Walter Verdehr in the violin and Prof. Yuri Gandelsman in the viola.
Svetlana is currently based in Novi, Michigan, where she teaches from her own Strings Arts Studio. In 2018, Svetlana joined the faculty at Schoolcraft College with her String Chamber Ensemble, and teaches applied violin & viola classes.
Svetlana has performed with several Michigan orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Livonia Symphony (where she now serves as Concertmaster), et al. She is also a founding member of the Fantasy Strings Trio, which collaborated with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Heart, in 2011 performance at Caesar's Casino in Windsor. In 2017, Lana was featured soloist in a highly acclaimed performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 (op. 26, G minor) accompanied by the Livonia Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, Svetlana and Natalia Tokar (piano) recorded a CD with selected works from Robert Schumann at Blue Griffin Recording Studio. The CD, “Schumann’s Enigma: An Exploration of Robert Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano”, contains performances of Schumann's violin and piano sonatas op. 105 and op. 121 that reveal deep, hidden layers of these works through the unconventional, sensitive approach of the performers. It also includes a booklet with extensive annotations authored by Svetlana herself that explore the coding of Schumann's name in his works. Lana proffers evidence of the presence of the composer's alter egos Florestan and Eusebius. Her playing and original research have been praised by WholeNote writer and critic Terry Robbins.