Yaroslava Trofymchuk is a Ukrainian cellist currently studying at the Royal College of Music under Natalie Clein.
Yaroslava is a RCM scholar generously supported by Geoff and Carole Lindey, Sara Naudi and The Zetland Foundation.
Winner of numerous competitions such as IV International Lysenko competition where she was awarded a special prize – bow by contemporary Ukrainian luthier, I Stankovich International Competition, Classical Meridian Ukrainian Competition, also in recent years Yaroslava was awarded the XIX century cello made by Charles Jeaucout as the main prize of the I Kiev “Best Performer” competition.
Yaroslava is a keen orchestral player, she has participated in a number of International Youth Orchestras such as Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and I Culture Orchestra amongst others.
Last year she was awarded The John E Mortimer Award and is a current MMSF fellowship recipient at the Philharmonia Orchestra. Recently Yaroslava was chosen to work with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the String Experience Scheme.
During her studies she was mentored by Alina Kuhn, Elena Chervova, Thomas Carroll, Natalie Clein, Alexander Chaushian, Alastair Blayden, Timothy Walden and Maria Zachariadou, regularly participating in masterclasses with Johannes Goritzki, Julian Lloyd Webber and others.
Yaroslava plays a Joseph Graubaugh & Sigrun Seifert modern cello kindly loaned by the RCM.