We are delighted that concert pianist Yulia Vershinina will be visiting Laurence Jackson School Music Department on Thursday 1st February. Yulia will be delivering an inspirational workshop to our pianists and keyboard players as well as performing.
Born in 1989, Yulia began studying the piano in her birth town Korolev, near Moscow. When she was nine Yulia moved to Belgium, where she was taught by the Moguilevsky family and later by Maria Meerovitch and Daniel Blumenthal. At thirteen she won her first international competition and at sixteen, following another first-prize, Yulia was invited to perform at a gala concert in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Yulia has performed at many prestigious venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bridgewater Hall, Hamburg Musikhalle, Grande Salle des Concerts of the Brussels Royal Conservatoire and others. She has also played in the Rising Stars concert at the 5th International Music Festival in Vianna Do Castelo, Portugal. Last year, she was invited twice to perform at Leeds College of Music as part of their International Concert Season. In May 2016, Yulia won the 1st Prize at the “Wales International Piano Competition” in Caernarfon and the following year, the 2nd Prize at the “Mark Ray Recital Prize” at the RNCM. One of the highlights of 2018 will be a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for two pianos alongside Chiahu Lee, in the Luxembourg Philharmonie.
Yulia was awarded a full scholarship for her undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and in September 2017 she completed the MMus programme with distinction under the tutelage of Richard Ormrod, with generous support from the Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and the RNCM scholarship.
Upcoming engagements will take Yulia across Europe performing a variety of repertoire including Bach, Ravel, Schubert and Schoenberg.