"I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music."
- Albert Einstein

Juliya Belyanevich is a professional violinist from Ukraine who graduated from the Kiev Musical Academy (Conservatorium) in 1996 (Ukraine) under professor Bogodar Cotorowich.

She is:

  • a representative of Post Soviet Union Block musicians,
  • a follower of the legendary violin school of Abram Yampolsky

Abram Yampolsky was a professor of the Violin School in the Moscow Musical Academy whose roots leads to Yuri Yankelevich tuition, Bogodar Cotorowich and many great musicians and professors, who were directly followers of his methodology. A separate page on this website provides more background about the Moscow Violin School.

Juliya was born in Ukraine into the family of musicians where she started studying at the age of 6.

Her father was the director of the pioneering Music school in the west Ukraine region. He was the conductor of two professional choruses, a conductor of two symphonic orchestras, both student and professional, a bayan teacher, the founder of Vocal Academic Quintet in Ukraine, which later grew into the Ukrainian National Honoured Academic Folk Chorus named G. Veryovka.

Her mother was a piano teacher and dedicated her life to children.

Juliya was raised in a musical household, initially receiving instruction on the piano from her mother and on solfeggio from her father.

The family regularly organized home concerts with other musicians during her formative years.

As being a child of ambitious and energetic persons, thanks to music and top musicians from all over the Post Soviet Union were around her, all that active musical environment fuelled her enthusiasm for becoming the next generation.

Regarding Juliya’s words, she has been mesmerized so much by watched the master-class of Igor Oistrakh when she was 5 y.o.,  as well as attended  his performance that it left her any doubts behind but to study violin.

Her principal teacher once described Juliya as a student with character and drive. But the most amusing and fascinating for her teacher has always been her flexibility and her easiness of adjusting to new approaches and a fresh interpretation with a strong masculine touch above all in her playing. Juliya’s main focus in violin is the sound, the range of different colors that can be derived by touching strings by the bow and applying emotions to her interpretation of the composition.

Juliya not only brings a fresh perspective to established standards for violin but also continuously strives to expand her repertoire, to unveil gems of famous composers as well as less known composers, both classic and contemporary. Another of Juliya’s goals is to bring her vibrance and enthusiasm to the younger generation as well as further inspire already made professionals.

Juliya’s inspiring character motivated Marc van Delft to compose the piano/violin composition Appassionata, which was performed for the first time during the successful first edition of the Winterklanken Series in 2017 and consequently developed into the trilogy Glorioso, opus 167.

The 2017/2018 season highlights Juliya’s versatility with performances in The Netherlands and in Ukraine of orchestral and chamber works by classic composers as Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Delphin Alard, Bach, Vivaldi as well as contemporary composers such as Marc van Delft and Walter Frank.