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Maria Yulin, piano | Zefunot Culture

Zefunot Culture awarded Maria a scholarship in 2009.

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The Israeli pianist Maria Yulin performs regularly throughout Europe, Russia and Israel  as a soloist and a chamber musician. She has appeared on Israeli Educational TV, Bulgarian TV and her recordings are broadcasted on Portuguese National classical radio and Israeli classical music radio channel „Kol Hamuzika“.  


Born in St. Petersburg, where she started her musical education, she immigrated with her family to Jerusalem where she studied with Luiza Yoffe at the "HaSadna” Conservatory. Graduating at 2009, she continued her academic studies at the HMTM Hanover (Germany) under the guidance of Professor Gerrit Zitterbart. Today she resides in Berlin and studies at the University of the Arts with Professor Klaus Hellwig.


Maria has won prizes in  many international piano and chamber music competitions including: the "Filippo Trevisan" International Piano Competition (2014), "Val Tidone" International Piano Competition (2014), the “Campillos International Piano Competition” (Spain 2010), the “Neue Sterne Klavierwettbewerb” (Germany 2012) and the Israeli National Piano Competition (Ashdod, Israel 2006), a special modern music prize winner at the CIPCE International Piano Competition (Spain 2011), second prize winner of the TelHai Concerto Competition in memory of Yasha Bistrizky (Israel 2013) and a special Mozart Prize at the “Pnina Salzman” Piano competition (Israel 2006). She was awarded the outstanding participant prize at the  “Pnina Salzman” (2013) and certificates for outstanding performance at the Tel-Hai Piano Festival (Israel 2008, 2010).  


She has participated at  various master classes, amongst others with Murray Perahia , Nikolai Petrov, Oksana Yablonskaya, Norma Fisher, Jose Ribera and Tamas Ungar.


Maria received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2004-­2009), Zefunot Culture, LMN Foundation in Hannover and in Berlin, Paul Hindemith Society and the Clavarte Foundation.

(September 2016)

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