Yulia Deyneka is a versatile musician with tenure as a professor at the Barenboim- Said Academy, principal viola of the Staatskapelle Berlin and founding member of the Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet.

She frequently performs as a soloist with various orchestras and, for more than ten years, she has been involved with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, whose viola section was under her tutelage. Since the autumn of 2016, Yulia Deyneka is a fixed member of the Boulez Ensemble, which is resident in the newly built Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. She is also a member of the String Quartet of the Berlin Staatskapelle, which started its own concert cycle at the Pierre Boulez Hall in the fall of 2017.

Over the last ten years she has received significant musical inspiration from conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle and also from soloists such as Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Maurizio Pollini, Radu Lupu and Yefim Bronfman. During the previous season, Yulia Deyneka made a double debut as soloist at the Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Philharmonie de Paris, where she performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Wolfram Brandl and the Berlin Staatskapelle, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Furthermore during the same season she appeared in numerous concerts as part of the big opening of the Pierre Boulez Hall, with artists such as Michael Barenboim, Kian Soltani, Francois-Xavier Roth and Daniel Barenboim, among others.


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