"I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music." - Albert Einstein
I live my life in music and often think of nature in music.
Juliya Belyanevich is a professional violinist and since 2017 has entirely dedicated herself to chamber music.For a few years of living in Holland she met her musicians who eventually became her friends, her colleagues. Shortly after in 2018 she founded INGUZ-Quartet. Today INGUZ-Quartet performs concerts, makes recordings of their works and participates in chamber music concourses.
In 1996 Juliya graduated from The State Conservatory named after P.Tchaikovsky (today Kiev Music Academy named after P.Tchaikovsky) under professor Bogodar Cotorowich, winning several international competitions in nominations of young virtuoso.
- a representative of Post Soviet Union Block musicians, The Moscow Violin School.
- a follower of the legendary violin school of Abram Yampolsky
Juliya was born in 1972 in Ukraine into the family of musicians and started studying violin when she was 6 y.o.
Her father was the director of the leading Music school in the West Ukraine. 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 and family.
Juliya was raised in a musical household
Being raised in a musical household, initially receiving instruction on the piano from her mother and on solfeggio from her father, Juliya knew that she was destined to play music.
The family regularly organized home concerts with other musicians during her formative years.
As being a child of ambitious father and active public person, thanks to music and top musicians from all over the Post Soviet Union were around her, all that alive musical environment fuelled her enthusiasm for becoming the next generation musician.
The play of Igor Oistrakh left any doubts but to study violin.
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 to adjust to new approaches and a fresh interpretation with a strong masculine touch above all in her playing.
As being a matured violinist Juliya mainly has been focusing on sound of her violin, the range of different colours that can be derived from each note of composition combined together with emotions and technique skills. Every play is a language of every musician and the language is a powerful factor to communicate the play, the story , the composition.
Unveiling germs of classic music
Juliya brings not only a fresh perspective to established standards for violin but also continuously strives to expand the 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 to further inspire already made professionals.
Juliya’s inspiring character motivated Dutch composer Marc van Delft to compose the piano/violin composition Appassionata, which was debuted during the successful first edition of the Winterklanken Series in 2017 and consequently developed into the trilogy Glorioso, and made opus 167. In 2020 Marc van Delft composed his 1st String Quartet for INGUZ-Quartet, being under the effect after the recital of INGUZ-Quartet where Borodin’s String Quartet No1 were performed.
The 2017/2020 seasons highlight Juliya’s versatility with performances in The Netherlands and in Ukraine of orchestral and chamber works by classic composers as Glier, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Borodin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gretchaninov, Arensky, Paganini, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Ravel, Delphin Alard, Bach, Vivaldi as well as contemporary composers such as Marc van Delft and Walter Frank.