F. Chopin Etude op. 10, No. 1
C. Debussy "Clair de Lune" from Suite Bergamasque
Jasmine Flower. Traditional Chinese Song
Dr Julia Chernyavsky (MA MMus PhD) was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and then moved to Samara, Russia, where she began her music studies at the age of five.
Julia won the first prize at the Regional Competition of Young Composers in 1995-1997 and 2000. She became a finalist of the International Competition of Pianist-Composers "Nikolay Rubinstein and Moscow School of Composition" (1997, 1998), "A.S. Pushkin, his contemporaries and music" Competition (1998) and the First International Young Pianist-Composers Competition (St-Petersburg, 2000). Julia also became a laureate at the regional competitions "Young virtuoso" (1998, 2000) and "Best Performance of the Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra" (1999, 2001).
Since she was 10, Julia had been invited to take part in seasonal concerts as a pianist and composer in Samara State Philharmonic (1996-2001) and at the Academic Opera House. She also performed in many prestigious venues, including the Halls of the M.I. Glinka St-Petersburg Philharmonic (2000) and P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire (1999-2014). Her romance "Roses" for voice and orchestra premiered in 1996 at the Samara State Philharmonic and was also performed at the Academic Opera House. Her compositions were published in "Album of piano pieces" (1997).
Julia was awarded multiple prestigious scholarships, including the stipend by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation (1999), the Samara State Studentship (1997, 1999) and the awards by Vladimir Spivakov's and Vladimir Krainev's Funds (2001).
Julia received her Master’s degree in Accompaniment, Chamber Music and Solo Piano Performance from the Moscow State Conservatory (2011) with Professor E.I. Kuznetsova. She continued her MMus studies in Solo Piano Performance, Teaching and Music Theory under the supervision of Professor O.V. Losseva, graduating in 2014. Julia was awarded her PhD in Music Theory on "Fantasy Opuses by Robert Schumann: on History and Theory of the Genre of Fantasy" in 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/JuliaDisser). Julia published three peer-reviewed articles on her research: "Fantasy piece: A new genre and its facets in Schumann's works" (Musicology, 2016, No. 2); "Genre or idea? Genre of fantasy in Schumann's works" (Actual Problems of Higher Musical Education, 2015, No. 4); "Fantasy or not Fantasy? Rejected titles of Schumann's works in the genre of fantasy" (Musicology, 2015, No. 3).
Julia worked as an accompanist for over seven years at the Gnesin Academy of Music and at the Moscow Conservatory Academic Music College with instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs. Since then, she performed solo and as a part of a piano and violin duo internationally, including Russia, Switzerland (Bad Ragaz, 2012) and the UK Midlands and North-West.
Since 2014, Julia successfully runs private music classes. She also works with soloists and gives solo and chamber music performances. Julia has a wide repertoire, covering works for piano and organ by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schumann and many other composers. You can watch a selection of her performances on Julia's YouTube Channel.