Finnish-American cellist Elina Snellman-Lang is an active orchestral player, chamber musician and educator. She is Principal cello of Sinfonietta Nova, a member of the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic and cellist at Music from St. Catharine’s. Elina has appeared in some of the worlds leading concert halls with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,American Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She is currently the cello and chamber music instructor at the Peddie School and the New Jersey Symphony Academy Orchestra. Elina has participated in the Bard Summerscape,Inter-Harmony,OK Mozart,Spoleto and Lohja Music Festivals.She has also performed with the Philly Pops, productions on Broadway, recordings for NFL Films, and on American and Israeli TV with various Pop Artists.Elina received her Master of Music Degree from Mannes College of Music following her studies in Finland and at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.Elina enjoys cooking, gardening, skiing, yoga, meditation and lives in New Jersey with her husband Jeffrey Lang and two son’s Johannes and Markus.