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Yaroslava Trofymchuk - Cello

Biography

Yaroslava Trofymchuk is a Ukrainian cellist currently studying at the Royal College of Music. She commenced to study the cello at the age of six with Alina Kuhn then continued at the Lysenko Music School in Kiev with Elena Chervova. From 2011 Yaroslava studied at the National Academy of Ukraine (under prof. Elena Chervova). In 2014 she joined the 3rd year of BMus at the Royal College of Music (Professor Thomas Carroll) where at the moment is on her 1st year of Masters Programme studying with Professor Natalie Clein.

Yaroslava is a RCM scholar generously supported by Geoff and Carole Lindey and Sara Naudi.

In the last years she has been laureate of various competitions, such as: V Ukrainian competition “Classic Meridian”, I International competition named after E.Stankovich, winner of the IV International Competition named after M.Lysenko (special prize – bow by contemporary luthier V.Gontar), Winner of the competition “Best Performer”, award – XIX century cello by Charles Jeaucout.

This year Yaroslava won the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF String Fellowship Award and a place in London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme and will be working with these orchestras as a part of her training programmes.

Yaroslava worked with such cellists as Johannes Goritzki, David Watkin, Julian Lloyd Webber, Leonard Elschenbroich among others.

She has participated in a number of International Youth orchestras, such as Gustav Mahler Jugendochester (2014-2016), I Culture Youth orchestra (2012) and CEI Youth Orchestra (2010).

As a soloist and in chamber ensembles Yaroslava had recitals in France, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, England etc.

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updated January 2017