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Studying bachelor degree of music (violin) at The Royal Academy of Music.

Yuliya was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1999, into a musical family. She started the violin at the age of six, with Oksana Andreyko. After a few years, Yuliya started studying at the S.Krushelnytska Music School of Lviv with Maria Futorska. Since then, she has taken part in several competitions and has been a 2nd prize Laureate of the International Music Contest “The Blue Bird” (Yevpatoriya, Ukraine), 2nd Prize Laureate of the International Independent Music Contest “Individualist” (Kyiv, Ukraine), 2nd Stage Diploma holder of the International Contest of Violinists named after Kocian (Usti nad Orlicem, Czech Republic), Diploma holder of the International Television Contest of the Young Musicians “The Nutcracker” (Moscow, Russia), 1st Prize Laureate of the International Contest “Talents of Europe” (Dolni Kubin, Slovakia), 1st Prize Laureate of the International Contest of Young Performers of the International Forum “Musical Performance and Pedagogy” (Lonigo, Italy and Vienna, Austria), 1st Prize Laureate of the International Contest of Young Performers “21st Century Art” (Kyiv-Vorzel, Ukraine). Yuliya has also performed repertoires which include compositions by Wieniawski, Accolay, Kreisler, Haydn and Vivaldi with orchestras in Lviv (Ukraine), Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine), Chernivtsi (Ukraine) and Dolni Kubin (Slovakia). As well as having taken part in competitions, she has participated in masterclasses in countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Germany with teachers such as M.Strikharz, M.Keselman, Igor Ozim, M.Kuzina, Mikyung Lee, Berent Korfker, I.Pylatyuk, Jan Schmolck, Mateja Marinvovic, Jack Liebeck, Felix Andrievsky, Matthew Scievener, Nathalien Anderson-Franck and Philippe Honoré. When Yuliya was 12, she moved to England to study violin with Charles Sewart, piano with Caterina Grewe, classical singing with Tom Marandola, jazz sining with Jacqui Hicks and Alexander Technique with Jean Mercer at the Purcell School of Music where she was supported by The Music and Dance Scheme Scholarship as well as The Helen Roll Charity. Since beginning her studies at Purcell, Yuliya has won the concerto prize at the Ealing Festival in May 2013. She has performed a recital at the Milton Court in London on the 9th of November 2015 which included compositions by Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski. She was also chosen to be a part of the Purcell Commonwealth Resounds Team for outreach projects including one in Malta on the November 20-30th 2015 in which she performed for a President of Malta and where she was the leader of the Commonwealth Resounds Orchestra. Another outreach project that Yuliya has been involved with was Impulse in Norfolk where she had an opportunity to be a part of a Stomp workshop. On the 25th of June 2016, Yuliya has performed Ravel and Shostakovich quartets in a chamber music recital at the Wigmore Hall in London. She has also performed the Prokofiev Concerto No.1 on the 19th of November 2016 with the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Ross. In her last year of studies at The Purcell School, Yuliya has been involved in Asha Parkinson’s project “Voices Beyond Divisions”, led the Purcell Orchestra at Deal Festival as well as an end of year concert at The Duke’s Hall at The Royal Academy of Music where the orchestra performed repertoire including Mozart Requiem. As well as leading the orchestra, Yuliya has won the Arthur Felsenstein Leavers award which was used as additional support for her studies at The Royal Academy of Music where she started studying in September 2017 after achieving a scholarship from the conservatoire as well as the Mr and Mrs Steven Smith Scholarship award. Yuliya is extremely grateful to The Royal Academy of Music for kindly loaning her the 1960 Postacchini violin that she is very honoured to be playing on. Since joining The Royal Academy of Music, Yuliya has been involved in the “Echo Ensemble” set up by Noah Max performing Milhaud’s “Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit”, Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony and leading Noah’s own composition “3 Echoes” on the 9th of March 2018 as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition”, Shostakovich’s “Chamber Symphony” and another one of Noah’s compositions titles “Amba” on 23th of June at St Jude’s Proms. Another ensemble Yuliya has been involved in is the “Hornton Chamber Orchestra” founded by Jack Wong performing Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide”, Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor and Symphony No. 4 in E minor on the 19th of January 2019; Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E flat and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique" on the 26th of April 2019; Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor and Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A major on the 27th of November 2019. Yuliya also took part in “London Young Sinfonia” founded by Elias Brown, performing Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, Verdi’s “La Traviata" Preludes to acts 1 and 3, Schnittke’s “Suite in the Olden Style and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” on the 1st of June 2019. As well as the ensembles listed above, Yuliya also took part in “Orion Orchestra” concert conducted by Garry Matthewman, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491, Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in Bb major, Op. 60 and Peter Longsworth’s Prelude on the 1st of October 2019. Other “Orion Orchestra” projects Yuliya has been a part of are the “Night Under the Starts: The Magic of Italian Opera” at the Royal Festival Hall conducted by Toby Purser on the 5th of November 2019 as well as “The Soul of Russia” (repertoire such as Glinka: Russian Dances, Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, Borodin: Nocturne for Strings and Stravinsky: Pulcinella) on the 12th of March, 2020 at St Stephen’s Church in London. Another ensemble that Yuliya has been involved in is the City of London Soloists which are resident in Conway Hall (London) and debuted there with a concert programme including of Mendelssohn: String Symphony no.7 in D minor; Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major and Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings on the 22nd of February, 2020. While pursuing her career, Yuliya has performed Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons on the 7th of December 2019 with the City of London Soloists at the Ukrainian Cathedral in London; as well as Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 and Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” (arr. Heifetz) on the 25th of June 2020 in an afternoon recital at St Mary’s Perivale in London. As well as performing solo, Yuliya has a strong interest in chamber music and has recently performed pieces including Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3, Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8, in C minor, Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major (1845) and Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque no. 2 in D minor Op. 9 with the Shasta Trio at the Southwark Cathedral (London) on the 20th of November 2018, St Barnabas Church in North Ealing (London) on 3rd of May 2019, St Cynog’s Church (Ystradgynlais, Wales) on the 26th of June 2019 and St Mary’s Perivale on the 2nd of October 2019.

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I can perform outdoors
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From customers:

Jo C, 3 years ago

Her performance of Mozart and Prokofiev impressed both the preliminary panel and the second jury, who awarded her a scholarship of £4000 for each of the four years of the Bachelor programme at the Academy. Awards at the Academy are hotly contended by violinists of outstanding calibre. This result is a strong indication of our belief in Yuliya's talent and potential, and confidence in the likelihood of her reaching a very advanced level, with a high-profile professional performing career within her scope.

Charles S, 3 years ago

Yuliya is a highly talented and able violinist who demonstrates in her playing a very individual musical personality and vibrant energy. Yuliya is a natural performer who has the ability to engage with an audience through her thoughtful and creative interpretation which has been shown in many performances including solo work with symphony orchestra.

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