Yulia Deyneka

Violin

Yulia Deyneka

Yulia Deyneka (*1982 in Russia) studied with Professor Alexander Bobrovsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in her home town Moscow until she moved to Germany in 2001.

She subsequently received her diploma at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock with Professor Felix Schwartz and completed her graduate recital under Professor Wilfried Strehle at the UdK Berlin.

Yulia Deyneka is principal violist and frequent soloist of the Staatskapelle Berlin. She accepted the position in 2005, while still completing her studies.

Through the years she has received important artistic impulses from conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle, as well as soloists including Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Maurizio Pollini, Radu Lupu and Yefim Bronfmann.

As a soloist, Yulia has performed with numerous symphony orchestras in such prestigious halls as the Berlin and Paris Philharmonie as well as in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Carnegie Hall in New York. She has worked with a succession of celebrated conductors including Andris Nelsons, Francois-Xavier Roth, Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim.

Chamber music plays a prominent role in violist Deyneka’s life.

She appears regularly at international chamber music festivals such as Rolandseck, Jerusalem,Annecy and Mozart Woche in Salzburg. Her chamber music partners include Guy Braunstein, Janine Jansen, Michaela Martin, Vadim Repin, Denis Matsuev,Daniel Ottensamer, Emmanuel Pahud, Julian Steckel and Jörg Widmann. Yulia is co-founder of the Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet.

For the opening of the Pierre Boulez Hall, the ensemble performed all of Schubert’s string quartets, and now tours internationally with diverse chamber music partners, such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Frans Helmerson and Christiane Karg.In the field of contemporary chamber music, Yulia is active above all with the Boulez Ensemble, having been a regular member since its inception.

She shares a longstanding chamber music partnership with Daniel Barenboim and joint commitment to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where she has been principal violist and mentor to the viola section since 2003. Together with Daniel Barenboim they have given first performances of works including the Reimann cycle “Sinnig zwischen beyden Welten” with countertenor Eric Jurenas.

In that same year, she appeared on a „Deutsche Grammophon“ release of Mozart‘s piano quartets with Kian Soltani and Michael Barenboim. On the album “Soirée” (Pentatone), Yulia plays alongside soprano Magdalena Kožená and Simon Rattle on the piano.

Deyneka is a strong advocate of the development of young musicians. She is an active mentor of the Staatskapelle Berlin’s Orchestra Academy, and also taught at the Music Academy of the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Sevilla from 2006-2011. Since 2016, she has taught at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, beginning a firm tenure there as professor in 2019.

Our Teachers

Pavel Berman

Violin

Kristina Blaumane

Cello

Denis Shapovalov

Cello

Tatiana Masurenko

Viola

Andryi Vitovich

Viola

Yulia Deyneka

Viola

Andrea Oliva

Flute

Sonia Prina

Voice

Lorenzo Micheli

Guitar

Eva Bindere

Violin

Vadym Kholodenko

Piano

Silvia Marcovici

Violin

Rena Shereshevskaya

Piano

Enrico Bronzi

Cello

Alena Baeva

Violin

Silvia Careddu

Flute

Carlo Chiesa

Liuteria

Anna Pirozzi

Voice

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