Belarus, Minsk Minsk City Violin
The young, Belarussian-born violinist Yuliya Kazimirovich is a passionate artist, who owes her love for music to her musical family.
She is the winner of 1st Prize at 3rd International Reinhard Gliere Music Competition in Moscow (2019), 1st Prize at the 4th London International Music Competition (2018), 2nd Prize at 2nd International Music Competition “Musica Callada” in Avila, Spain (2018), 3rd Prize at International Moscow Music Competition (2021). In 2013 Yuliya won GRAN PRIX in the 5th International Music Competition “Voschozhdeniye” in Yalta (Ukraine) in the category Chamber Music.
Yuliya started her musical education at the age of 5, attending the musical State School of Arts in Minsk on violin and piano. At the age of 8, she made her violin debut at the Great Concert Hall of the Belarussian State Philharmonic in Minsk.
Yuliya is currently a diploma student of Solo Performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (MDW) under the tutelage of Prof. Stefan Kamilarov and Alexandra Soumm. She holds a Bachelor of Art with honours and a Master's Degree from the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, where she worked with Dr. Anna Wandtke, Dr. Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka and Prof. Wojciech Szlachcikowski. She has attended masterclasses and festivals where she has worked with world-class violinists and professors such as Yair Kless, Michael Frischenschlager, Joel Smirnoff, David Porter, Eyal Kless, Agata Szymczewska, Maciej Rogowski, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Thanos Adamopoulos, and Galina Bochkova.
In 2019, Yuliya received a full scholarship to attend the Miami Music Festival, where she has had the honour of performing chamber music with faculty members Prof. Emilio Colon (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music) and Joey Grimmer (Washington National Opera), as well as working with Prof. Joel Smirnoff (Juilliard School, New York).
As a soloist, Yuliya has performed with the Gdansk Academy Chamber Orchestra in the North Poland Tour in December 2017 and the SKO Chamber Orchestra in Altes Konzertsaal in Vienna (Brahms Violin Concerto op.77) in June as well as December 2018.
Yuliya worked with famous conductors such as Jonathan Nott, Mark Gibson, Christoph von Dohnahy, Joel Smirnoff, Kristjan Jarvi, Marek Moś. She has performed as concertmaster and as a member of the professional and youth orchestras in the Miami Festival Orchestra, Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Vienna Ensemble, Polish Frideric Chopin Baltic Philharmonie, Grafenegg Academy Orchestra, World Youth Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Baltic Sea Prilharmonic, New Generation Festival, c/o chamber orchestra, Elblag Chamber Orchestra.
She has been awarded with several music and cultural scholarships in Poland (Scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Warsaw 2014-2017, Scholarship of the President of the City Gdansk “Młody Gdańszczanin” 2018, 2019), Scholarship of Rector of the Gdansk Academy of Music for the best students (2015-2019).
Her work as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player/concertmaster has taken her to the most important concert halls in Europe, Asia, Africa and USA such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the People's Great Hall in Beijing, the Grand Theater in Shanghai and the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. In June 2019, she made her debut in baroque violin performance during the 25th Fez Festival for World Sacred Music in Morocco.
Since 2020, she is a member of the ASAG Quartett and plays on the violin on a generous loan from the Asag Stiftung.
In January 2020, she was invited as alumni of the Miami Music Festival to perform 3 concerts with a string quartet and a solo program in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and Philipsburg (St. Maarten).