Chamber music

Chamber music is mul­ti­tas­king. Each musi­ci­an tells a sto­ry and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly has to lis­ten and react to the sto­ries of his fel­low musi­ci­ans. You have to chan­ge from the role of soloist to accom­pa­nist, some­ti­mes in a frac­tion of a second. Particularly in quar­tet play­ing, you need enough cha­rac­ter to make room for your own part, and at the same time enough sen­si­ti­vi­ty to blend in. As a vio­la play­er, this con­stant swit­ching is a chal­len­ge, and that is pre­cise­ly what I love. In new com­po­si­ti­ons, I always try to look for new colours to tell my sto­ry, and in doing so explo­re the limits of tonal beau­ty each time.

Yulia

Chamber music has held a firm place in Yulia’s heart, espe­cial­ly sin­ce her work with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Oleg Maisenberg at the Kronberg Academy “Chamber Music Connects the World”. Since then she has made music with artists inclu­ding Michael Barenboim, Denis Matsuev, Daniel Ottensamer, Emmanuel Pahud, Kian Soltani and Jörg Widmann.

Yulia’s regu­lar cham­ber music ensem­ble is the
Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin made up of the sec­tion lea­ders of the Staatskapelle.

In 2017, the four string princi­pals per­for­med Franz Schubert’s com­ple­te string quar­tets in the Pierre Boulez Saal. Since then, the quartet’s reper­toire has grown signi­fi­cant­ly to inclu­de Webern, Mozart, Puccini, Janáček and more. In this line-up, the four musi­ci­ans have col­la­bo­ra­ted with artists such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Christiane Karg, Jörg Widmann and Frans Helmerson.

During the coro­na­vi­rus lock­down the quar­tet took part in Deutsche Grammophon’s seri­es Moment Musical”, making a record­ing of Schumann’s pia­no quin­tet with Daniel Barenboim.

Contemporary cham­ber music is of par­ti­cu­lar impor­t­ance to Yulia. When Covid restric­tions pre­ven­ted public con­certs in the sum­mer of 2020, she per­for­med in the digi­tal Festival of New Music”, an event set up by Emmanuel Pahud and Daniel Barenboim to sup­port living com­po­sers. Alongside many other works, Yulia pre­mie­red new pie­ces by Matthias Pintscher and Olga Neuwirth.

The com­po­si­ti­ons of Pierre Boulez have beco­me an inte­gral part of Yulia’s reper­toire. Under the direc­tion of Daniel Barenboim she per­for­med Derive II” on a con­cert tour with the Boulez Ensemble at venues inclu­ding the Carnegie Hall and Paris Philharmonie. In the Pierre Boulez Saal she gave a per­for­mance of Le Marteau sans Maitre”, “Éclat / Multiples” and Messagesquisse” in the arran­ge­ment for vio­la solo and six vio­las, con­duc­ted by François Xavier-Roth. A record­ing of this con­cert will be released in June 2021 on the Peral label.

Contemporary cham­ber music is very important to Yulia. In 2018 she was the soloist in the first per­for­mance of Aribert Reimann’s Goethe-Zyklus “Sinnig zwi­schen bey­den Welten” along­side Daniel Barenboim (pia­no) and Eric Jurenas (coun­ter­te­nor). Since the ope­ning of the Boulez Saal she has been a regu­lar mem­ber of the Boulez Ensemble. With an ever-changing cast of musi­ci­ans from around the world, she gives pre­mie­res of works by com­po­sers from Jörg Widmann and Benjamin Attahir to Isabel Mundry and, of cour­se, Pierre Boulez.

Under the direc­tion of Francois-Xavier Roth, Yulia has per­for­med Boulez’s com­po­si­ti­ons “Le Marteau sans Maitre”, “Éclat / Multiples“, and „Messagesquisse” in the arran­ge­ment for solo vio­la and six addi­tio­nal vio­las in the Boulez Saal. On tour with the Boulez Ensemble, she has per­for­med at the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Paris Philharmonie, and also as a soloist in Boulez’s “Derive II”.

Chamber music

Chamber music is mul­ti­tas­king. Each musi­ci­an tells a sto­ry and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly has to lis­ten and react to the sto­ries of his fel­low musi­ci­ans. You have to chan­ge from the role of soloist to accom­pa­nist, some­ti­mes in a frac­tion of a second. Particularly in quar­tet play­ing, you need enough cha­rac­ter to make room for your own part, and at the same time enough sen­si­ti­vi­ty to blend in. As a vio­la play­er, this con­stant swit­ching is a chal­len­ge, and that is pre­cise­ly what I love. In new com­po­si­ti­ons, I always try to look for new colours to tell my sto­ry, and in doing so explo­re the limits of tonal beau­ty each time.

Yulia

Chamber music has held a firm place in Yulia’s heart, espe­cial­ly sin­ce her work with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Oleg Maisenberg at the Kronberg Academy “Chamber Music Connects the World”. Since then she has made music with artists inclu­ding Michael Barenboim, Denis Matsuev, Daniel Ottensamer, Emmanuel Pahud, Kian Soltani and Jörg Widmann.

Yulia’s regu­lar cham­ber music ensem­ble is the Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin made up of the sec­tion lea­ders of the Staatskapelle.

In 2017, the four string princi­pals per­for­med Franz Schubert’s com­ple­te string quar­tets in the Pierre Boulez Saal. Since then, the quartet’s reper­toire has grown signi­fi­cant­ly to inclu­de Webern, Mozart, Puccini, Janáček and more. In this line-up, the four musi­ci­ans have col­la­bo­ra­ted with artists such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Christiane Karg, Jörg Widmann and Frans Helmerson.

During the coro­na­vi­rus lock­down the quar­tet took part in Deutsche Grammophon’s seri­es Moment Musical”, making a record­ing of Schumann’s pia­no quin­tet with Daniel Barenboim.

Contemporary cham­ber music is of par­ti­cu­lar impor­t­ance to Yulia. When Covid restric­tions pre­ven­ted public con­certs in the sum­mer of 2020, she per­for­med in the digi­tal Festival of New Music”, an event set up by Emmanuel Pahud and Daniel Barenboim to sup­port living com­po­sers. Alongside many other works, Yulia pre­mie­red new pie­ces by Matthias Pintscher and Olga Neuwirth.

The com­po­si­ti­ons of Pierre Boulez have beco­me an inte­gral part of Yulia’s reper­toire. Under the direc­tion of Daniel Barenboim she per­for­med Derive II” on a con­cert tour with the Boulez Ensemble at venues inclu­ding the Carnegie Hall and Paris Philharmonie. In the Pierre Boulez Saal she gave a per­for­mance of Le Marteau sans Maitre”, “Éclat / Multiples” and Messagesquisse” in the arran­ge­ment for vio­la solo and six vio­las, con­duc­ted by François Xavier-Roth. A record­ing of this con­cert will be released in June 2021 on the Peral label.

Contemporary cham­ber music is very important to Yulia. In 2018 she was the soloist in the first per­for­mance of Aribert Reimann’s Goethe-Zyklus “Sinnig zwi­schen bey­den Welten” along­side Daniel Barenboim (pia­no) and Eric Jurenas (coun­ter­te­nor). Since the ope­ning of the Boulez Saal she has been a regu­lar mem­ber of the Boulez Ensemble. With an ever-changing cast of musi­ci­ans from around the world, she gives pre­mie­res of works by com­po­sers from Jörg Widmann and Benjamin Attahir to Isabel Mundry and, of cour­se, Pierre Boulez.

Under the direc­tion of Francois-Xavier Roth, Yulia has per­for­med Boulez’s com­po­si­ti­ons “Le Marteau sans Maitre”, “Éclat / Multiples“, and „Messagesquisse” in the arran­ge­ment for solo vio­la and six addi­tio­nal vio­las in the Boulez Saal. On tour with the Boulez Ensemble, she has per­for­med at the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Paris Philharmonie, and also as a soloist in Boulez’s “Derive II”.