Dr. Yulia Kazantseva, of Moscow, Russia, performed her first public solo concert in Moscow at the age of 7, and was selected at the age of 13 by UNESCO to perform at the “Music for Peace” concert, where she shared the stage with Sting, Zucchero, Montserrat Caballe, Lionel Richie, and other internationally-acclaimed musicians.
She has since claimed 1st Prize at numerous international competitions, including The Nikolai Rubenstein International Piano Competition (Paris, France), The 3rd International Academy Awards Competition (Rome, Italy), The Rovero d’Oro International Competition (Italy), and The International Competition of Young Performers (Kiev, Ukraine). Yulia has performed solo recitals, concerts with orchestras, and performed at festivals in France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, Israel, China, Ukraine, and Russia.
Yulia graduated from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory in 2010, with highest honors, where she also earned her Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2015. She continues her post-graduate studies with Maestro Daniele Petralia, professor of Piano Performance at the Academia Pianistica Siciliana in Catania, Sicily (Italy).