Ina Veli is a Los Angeles based violinist active in the Classical world as well as the
music and film recording industries. Ina currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster
for the Santa Barbara Symphony and performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony,
Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, New West Symphony and Santa Barbara
Chamber Orchestra. She is also an active Chamber Musician and is a member of the
A native of Albania, Ina grew up in a musical family and began studying violin at
the age of 5. She began touring throughout Europe at age 13 and won multiple
competitions in Hungary, Italy and Albania. In 1999, she moved to the United States
after being awarded a music scholarship to attend the University Of Oklahoma
under the tutelage of Felicia Moye. There she won Oklahoma's prestigious Concerto
Competition and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance. Subsequently,
Ina was awarded a full scholarship to study with Alice Schoenfeld at the University of
Southern California's Thornton School of Music.
Ina has attended several music festivals, which include a fellowship to the Aspen Music
Festival, The Texas Music Festival, ARIA Music Festival, and Round Top Music Festival.
She has performed in masterclasses of Pinchas Zuckerman, Anne Akiko Meyers,
American String Quartet and Tokyo Quartet.
In the Film Industry, Ina has recorded on the scores of Moneyball, Real Steel, Dear
John and We Bought a Zoo, among others. In the Music Industry, Ina has worked with
producers David Foster and Dangermouse and has recorded on the albums of Michael
Buble, Chris Botti, Jackie Evancho, and Everlast. She has appeared in live performances
with Kurt Elling, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, Gorillaz, Feist, Scott Weiland, Burt
Bacharach, Pink Martini, Jeff Beck, Macy Gray, and Marco Antonio Solis. Television
appearances include American Music Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Dr.
Phil Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as Television Specials
with Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Joss Stone, Paul Anka, P. Diddy, and