Nadiya Husar Barbato was born in 1979 in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2002 she has gradueted in violin with honours at the Music Academy of Lviv. Since 1999 she has been playing in the first violin in the Symphonic Orchestra, in the Theatre for Opera and Ballet and in the Philarmonic Orchestra Virtuosos of Lviv. In 2005 she has gradueted in viola at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Gstaad with Prof. Johannes Eskaer and Ettore Causa. Since 2005 she studies viola at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel with Prof. Silvia Simionescu. She plays at the argovia philharmonic, replacement at the Sinfonieorchester Basel and at the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and she is Solo-Viola at the Orchestre Sinfonique du Jura.