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Yeva Volkava - Violin


Yeva Volkava was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 2001. She started playing violin when she was 5 and entered the Republican Music College at the age of 9. Her debut as a soloist with the Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra took place when she was 11.

Yeva holds multiple awards from international competitions for violinists: the EuroAsia Competition in Tokyo, Japan (First Prize, 2021 ), the Malta Violin Competition (First Prize, 2015) and “Accordy Khortytsya” Competition (Gran-Prix, Zaporyzhe, 2019).

She took part in masterclasses held in Latvia, Ukraine, Singapore, Poland, United Kingdom and Belarus where she had a chance to have coachings from Evgeniya Chugaeva, Asya Kushner, Dora Schwarzberg, Dima Tkachenko, Alexander Trostyanski, Qian Zhou, Takashi Shimizu, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Jérôme Pernoo, Vladimir Perlin, Pavel Vernikov, David Takeno and others.

In her home country she has been regularly appearing as a soloist with the Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra, the Belarusian Ensemble of Soloists «Classic-Avantguarde» and the State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus until she and her family faced reprisals from the Belarusian Government.

After she was forced to leave her home country she won a financial award at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she is currently studying with prof. Krzysztof Smietana. Yeva is regularly invited to perform outside the UK, among the countries she has recently visited with concerts are Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Singapore (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall), Japan (Suntory Hall) and the USA (Weill Recital Hall of the Carnegie Hall) to high acclaim. Besides her solo career she is a principal violin and a guest soloist at the Central Consort Orchestra. Since 2022 Yeva is a recipient of the Talent Unlimited charity.

submission April 2022