Yulia Ziskel has established herself as a highly acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. A member of the New York Philharmonic’s First Violin section ( Friends and Patrons Chair), her activities include numerous international solo and chamber music appearances.

Ms. Ziskel has been praised by the Strad Magazine for “The sweetness of her sound.” Her most recent appearances include:

  • The World Premiere of a piece for solo violin by Michael Hersch, commissioned for Ms.Ziskel by the New York Philharmonic
  • A highly successful tour of Spain and the Ballearic Islands
  • Recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Outer Banks, NC, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, at Alice Tully and Merkin Halls in New York City, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory in Russia
  • Solo appearances with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber music concerts at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan
  • Performance for Chateuville Foundation at Maestro Lorin Maazel’s private theater
  • Performances at the Kosciuszko Foundation for the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Avery Fisher Hall, and regular chamber music appearances as a member of New York Philharmonic Ensembles

She has also appeared on numerous radio programs, including “The Listening Room”, hosted by Robert Sherman, on WQXR.

Yulia Ziskel’s awards include First Prize in the “Assembly of Arts” International Violin Competition, the prestigious“ New Names” award from Russia, and the Anna Bernstein Memorial Award.

Before her appointment to the New York Philharmonic in 2001, Ms. Ziskel was a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Yulia Ziskel began her musical training on the violin and piano at age 4. She made her solo debut at the age of 7 at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and at age 12 as a soloist with St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra. During her teenage years she has toured extensively, appearing in solo recitals throughout Russia, Germany, Finland, Poland and United States. In 1994, Ms. Ziskel’s family immigrated to the United States, where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Ziskel’s teachers include Glenn Dicterow, Yoko Takebe, Nelli Shkolnikiva, Lev Ivashenko and Eugenia Poustireva. Yulia Ziskel’s debut solo CD on the Sonoris label includes works by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Ysaye, Brahms, and Paganini. The disc is available on YuliaZiskel.com and features works for solo violin and collaborations with renowned pianist Tatiana Goncharova. Miss Ziskel also has a CD of Chamber Music released on Naxos Label.