Yulia Ziskel has established herself as a highly acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, praised by the Strad Magazine for “The sweetness of her sound.” A member of the New York Philharmonic’s First Violin section (Friends and Patrons Chair), her activities include numerous international solo and chamber music appearances.
Ms.Ziskel stayed very active during the COVID lockdown, streaming solo and chamber music recitals from the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall, New York City Museum of Art and Design as well as a livestreamed festival, “Classic at Home,” celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a quartet arrangement of his 4th Symphony. She also performed in the New York Philharmonic’s “Bandwagon,” which brought live chamber music to the streets of NY in 2020-21. Ms. Ziskel’s pre-pandemic appearances include chamber music performances in West Palm Beach, FL, and tours of Italy, Spain and the Ballearic Islands. She performed recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lyric Chamber Music Society and Avery Fisher Hall, and premiered a solo violin work by Michael Hersch, commissioned for Ms. Ziskel by the New York Philharmonic. She plays regularly as a member of New York Philharmonic Ensembles.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Yulia Ziskel began her musical training on the violin and piano at age 4. She made her solo debut at the age of 7 at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and at age 12 as a soloist with St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra. She toured extensively during her teenage years, appearing in solo recitals throughout Russia, Germany, Finland, Poland and United States. In 1994, Ms. Ziskel’s family emigrated to the United States, where she completed her BM degree at Indiana University and her MM from the Juilliard School.
Yulia Ziskel’s solo CD on the Sonoris label includes works by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Ysaye, Brahms, and Paganini. The disc is available on WWW.YULIAZISKEL.COM