Thyra Altunin

Box Office Attendant

Born and raised in Incline Village, Thyra-Lilja Altunin joined the Classical Tahoe staff as Box Office Assistant in 2019 after volunteering at the festival every year since 2012.

Thyra just completed her second year of undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh as a Classics (study of ancient Greece and Rome) and Music (focusing on music history) double major. A musician herself, Thyra has played piano for 15 years, violin for 12, organ for 2 years, and has sung in multiple choirs in the Pittsburgh area. In school, Thyra focuses on the study of ancient Greek music and her research focuses on the performance of the music in the Homeric epics.

In her free time Thyra enjoys practicing, playing and listening to music, reading all the historical fiction books she can get her hands on, reviewing ancient Greek grammar, baking, hiking and spending time with her siblings.