Lydia Kavina is currently one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin. Born in Moscow, Lydia began studying the theremin at the age of 9 under the direction of Léon Theremin, who was the cousin of her grandfather. Five years later she gave her first theremin concert, which marked the beginning of her musical career that has so far led to more than a thousand concerts and theatre, radio and television performances throughout the world. She has recorded 3 solo CDs with original music for theremin and played for a number of well-known film soundtracks including Ed Wood, eXistenZ and The Machinist. Lydia is also a composer and an active promoter of new experimental music for the theremin.