“Yulia Deyneka beguiles us with her softness, and with a cantabile which opens up new depths of sonority.”
(Tagesspiegel, March 2016)
Yulia Deyneka is a versatile musician with tenure as a professor at the Barenboim- Said Academy, principal viola of the Staatskapelle Berlin and founding member of the Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet.
In August 2018, Deutsche Grammophon published a new recording of Mozart’s Piano quartets, played by Yulia Deyneka, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Barenboim and Kian Soltani.
She frequently performs as a soloist with various orchestras, most recently in Schnittke’s Viola Concerto under the direction of Andris Nelsons and alongside Wolfram Brandl in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante under Daniel Barenboim. For more than ten years, she has been involved with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, whose viola section was under her tutelage. Since the autumn of 2016, Yulia Deyneka is a fixed member of the Boulez Ensemble, which is resident in the newly built Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. She is also a member of the String Quartet of the Berlin Staatskapelle, which started its own concert cycle at the Pierre Boulez Hall in the fall of 2017.