Svetlana studied at the prestigious Special High School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium of Music, Moscow, the Peabody Conservatorium, Baltimore, and the Cologne Hochschule of Music.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she has toured Europe, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand. Svetlana has held the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Rheinische Philharmonie and worked with North German Radio Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony and Singapore Symphony Orchestras.
She is a founding member of critically acclaimed trio, Ensemble Liaison.
Her recordings with Ensemble Liaison of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and Trios of Brahms, Beethoven and Bruch have won high praise from critics around the world.