Julia Mametyeva

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Russian-born pianist based in London Yulia Mametyeva has performed extensively in the UK and Russia both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Yulia started her musical education at the Gnesin Music school in 1999, and switched to the World-renowned Central Music School (college) in 2003 to study with an Honorary Artist of Russia – Professor Valery Piassetski. Since the tender age of 5 she has taken part in concerts in all major concert halls of Moscow. Yulia has performed as a soloist in many cities in Russia, particularly in the halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg. She has also toured extensively (Russia and Europe) as an accompanist, solo pianist and a soloist in chamber music ensembles and played in orchestral programmes of the Central Music School of Moscow. While in Russia, she took part in various concert programmes of Vladimir Spivakov’s Charitable Fund and was selected to participate in many master-classes, most notably with Nikolai Petrov.

Yulia won numerous music competitions and after graduating with Honours from the Central Music School in Moscow was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London from which she graduated in 2015. She is currently completing an MA in piano accompaniment at the RAM and in 2016 has received a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and a scholarship by the bursary committee of Royal Academy of Music.

Since moving to London, Yulia is in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician – having partnered several instrumentalists and vocalists at the Royal Academy, she has received offers from professional musicians to accompany them at competitions, public and private performances. She has been a permanent feature of an annual Pushkin in Britain Festival since 2011, which led to her performing at the Russian Embassy in London as well as many other venues around the capital.