Born in 1987 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Yulia gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra.
Since her first major competition win in Poland, aged 9, Yulia has been awarded first prize in piano competitions in Paris, Andorra, Kiev, Kharkov and St. Petersburg as well as the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the 2004 Tchaikovsky International competition.
Yulia has since appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras including the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Russian Symphony Orchestra, the Busan Philharmonic and the Cologne Symphony Orchestra. Amongst many venues in Europe and Asia, Yulia has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Bunka Kaikan Hall Tokyo, the Philharmonie, Berlin and the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Her debut CD - of the solo piano works of Badarzewska – was recorded by King Records in Japan in 2007 and a subsequent documentary was made about her musical life by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). Her CD of Russian piano music will be released worldwide by Champs Hill records in spring 2014.
Yulia studied in Rostov and Moscow with Naum Shtarkman before moving to Berlin in 2006 to study with Professor Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste. She holds Master of Music degree with distinction from the Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Dmitri Alexeev, most recently as holder of the Mills Williams Junior Fellowship.
Yulia has taken part in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovitch, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Liliya Zilberstein. Amongst numerous scholarships, she has received awards from the Menuhin and Hindemith Foundations in Germany and the Mstislav Rostropovitch Foundation in Russia.