Юлия Казанцева
Biography (English)



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).



2015 Doctor of Fine Arts, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

2012 Masters in Piano Performance, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

2010 Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance (with Highest Honors/Red Diploma)


2005 Moscow State Chopin College of Musical Performance (secondary school)

2001 Moscow Vlasenko School of Music №73 (primary school)



2014 - 2nd Prize, F. Moscato International Competition (Italy)

2013 - 1st Prize "Academy Award International Competition (Rome, Italy)

2012 - Finalist, Concorso Pianistico Internaxionale Guido Alberto Fano (Italy)

2012 - 1st Prize, International Independent Piano & Opera Competition (Russia)

2008 - 1st Prize, 21st Century Artists International Competition of Young Performers (Ukraine )

2000 - 1st Prize, Moscow Beethoven Festival (Russia)

1999 - 1st Prize, 1st Festival of Children’s Arts New Names of Moscow (Russia)

1998 - 1st Prize, Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition (Paris, France)

1997 - 1st Prize, Rovero d'Oro International Instrumentalists Competition (Italy)

1996 - 1st Prize, Shostakovich International Competition of Young Pianists (Russia)





Anton Lubchenko's "Small Concert Music", The Primorsky State Opera and Ballet Theatre Symphony, (Anton Lubchenko conducting), Vladivostok, Russia


Mozart Concerto KV 414 in A major, Athens Chamber Orchestra (Geore Aravidis conducting), Poros, Greece


Tchaikovsky Concert No. 1, Symphony Orchestra of Sochi (A. Lebedev conducting) .Sochi Philharmonic’s Organ and Chamber Music Hall [Television]


Balakirev Concert No. 1, Moscow State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (L. Nikolaev conducting) Moscow State Conservatory, Grand Hall


Balakirev Concert No. 1, World Children's Symphony Orchestra (L. Nikolaev conducting) The State Central Hall Russia




2015 Russia

"Russian Piano Music", "Richter Festival", Bogolubov Cultural Library (Moscow)

"From Bach to Berg", Rudomeno National Library of Foreign Literature (Moscow)

"Russian Piano Music", National Museum of History (Moscow)

"Classical Selections", Durosova Palace (Moscow)

"From Bach to Berg", House of Culture on Patriarch's Pond (Moscow)

Italy (Sicily)

"Benvenuta Primavera in Musica", Chiesa Madre di Mascalucia (Mascalucia)

2014 Russia

"Classical Selections", Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Moscow)

"Contemporary Piano Music", Bogolubov Cultural Library (Moscow)

"Romantic Piano Music", National Library of Foreign Literature (Moscow)

"Classical Selections", Hall of Mirrors, National Institute of Art (Moscow)

2013 Greece

"Piano Magic" International Music Festival (Poros)


"A Classical Odessey", Teatro Keiros (Rome)


"Gradus ad Parnassum" Festival, Jurgenson Musical Library (Moscow)

"Evenings of Arts Around Moscow" (Chernogolovka)

2012 Russia

Solo Recital, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Myakovsky Hall (Moscow)

Sochi Philharmonic Organ & Chamber Music Hall (Sochi)

"Festival of Forgotten Music", Glinka National Music Museum (Moscow)


"Piano Classics", Teatro Keiros (Rome)

2011 Russia

German Culture House (Moscow)

Sochi Philharmonic Organ & Chamber Music Hall (Sochi)

XXI Velvet Season Festival of Chamber Music (Sochi-Adler)

Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Myakovsky Hall

"Red Square Festival" - National Historical Museum (Moscow)

2nd International Christmas to Christmas Bach Festival (Moscow)


Steinway Haus, Rubinstein Hall (Munich)

2010 Russia

2nd International Music in Exile Festival (Moscow)

2008 Germany

Guelph Castle, Knights Hall (Hann-Münden)

Hummers Kultursalon (Sossmar)


6th International European Piano Express Festival (St. Petersburg)

2007 Germany

Guelph Castle, Knights Hall (Hann-Münden)


Rerikh International Center (Moscow)

1999 France

UNESCO 'International Concert for Peace' (Paris)


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