American violinist, teacher. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on January 8, 1963. Graduated from Brown University in ethnomusicology. Joined the “Klezmatics” in 1986 and began concertizing in the United States with the klezmer group. In 1997, Ms. Svigals produced a solo album, “Fidl”. She joined the all female group “Mikveh” in 1998.