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Julia Vasilenko


Born in Moscow, Russia, Julia Vasilenko started playing piano at the age of 5. She began her musical training at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied with Professors Natalya Lyubomudrova, Maria Egorova and Alexander Merkulov. She also studied at the Prokofiev Children’s Music School with Professor Sofia Ostrovskaya. In 1999, Julia continued her education at the Gnessin Academy of Music with Prof. Irina Savina where she graduated with honors. In 2009 Julia completed her undergraduate and graduate studies with honors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and completed her post-graduate course there in 2012 (Prof. Maxim Filippov).

In addition to solo appearances, Julia performed as a chamber musician with renowned instrumentalists including as Maria Mudrova (cello), Artur Naziullin (clarinet), Lada Morozova (violin), Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano) and others. Collaborating with Maxim Mironov, Oles Paritsky and other opera singers she recorded the CD with Russian songs (2003, Ruslan). In 2007-2008 she co-organized the charitable and educational project To Rachmaninov and his beloved Ivanovka.

Julia is an author and presenter of lecture-concerts, which were held in many concert halls in Russia, as well as in France and the USA. The audience of her educational music programs varies from 4-year-old children to music teachers. Within the framework of the major project Classical Music in Kindergarten, Julia created and presented a cycle of interactive educational fairytale concerts Visiting the Fairy of Music. A number of musicological articles by Julia Vasilenko are published in professional magazines.

Teaching piano has been one of Julia’s greatest passions since the age of 17. She completed pedagogy practice training at both the Moscow Conservatory and Gnessin Academy with the highest distinction. In 2010-2014 Julia Vasilenko was a piano faculty member at Prokofiev Children Music School, one of Moscow’s largest music schools for children. Some of the recent achievements of her students include winning competitions, performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and participating in the Golden Key International music festival in Vienna. In 2021 Julia received the Distinguished Pedagogy Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Cecilian Music Club.