Julia Gubaidullina

Julia Gubaidullina was born into a family of professional musicians in the Moldovan capital of Kishinev. She started her piano studies when she was four and already at twelve years of age Julia made her debut as a soloist with orchestra. Having completed her studies at the specialist music school in 1992 she entered the Kishinev MuzicheskuAcademy of Music in the class of professor Ludmila Vaverko. Throughout her years of study, Julia took an active part in international masterclasses and seminars with distinguished professors such as Alexandr Bonduriansky, Valery Kastelsky, Willis Delony, Gunilda Kramer, Minoru Nodzima. Likewise she was a participant in the Summer University UNESCO, from which she received the Special Commendation.

Graduating from the Academy with honours in 1997, Julia continued her studies on the post-graduate course at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in the class of Yuri Hairapetian. On completion of her post-graduate studies in 1999, Julia took up a post on the board of professors at the Sarajevo Academy of Music. In 2005 Julia moved to Croatia and started to work in Zagreb Academy of Music.

Julia Gubaidullina has gained prizes in various competitions both nationally in Moldova (First Prize, 1993), and internationally, gaining first prize at theConsonante’93 Chamber Music Competition in Romania, first prize at the ChisinauInternational Competition in Moldova (1997) and third prize at the Citta di SulmonaInternational Piano Competition in Italy (2000).

There are numerous broadcasts that Julia has made for the Moldovan national radio and television, and Julia has also made many appearances with the Symphony Orchestra of National Philharmony performing concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Franck, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Skriabin.

A significant part of Julia's repertory is given to the works of Russian composers, in particular Skriabin and Medtner, whose oeuvre the pianist gains special pleasure in performing. Along with solo recitals Julia also takes part in a variety of chamber ensembles. Being a member of the SONEMUS ensemble has enabled Julia to gain great experience in the field of contemporary music, performing many new works including several world premieres. Julia also considers her piano duo performances with pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan to be an important part of her work. Concert tours have taking Julia across the globe to Russia, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan and the USA.