Instructor of Piano and Accompanist
Education: SPP, Odessa Music Academy, Odessa, Ukraine; MFA, UC-Irvine; DMA, University of Washington
Yuliya Minina is a Ukrainian-born pianist, teacher, soloist, and collaborative performer. She started her music education at the age of five in Odessa, Ukraine, where she graduated from the Odessa Music Academy. She moved to the United States to study in the master’s of fine arts program at the University of California, Irvine, and later completed her doctorate in music arts at the University of Washington. Her teachers include Craig Sheppard (University of Washington), Nina Skolnik (University of California, Irvine), Tatiana Shevchenko (Odessa Music Academy), and Eleonora Levinzon (Stolyarsky School).
Dr. Minina works as an adjunct piano faculty and a staff accompanist at Seattle Pacific, as well as a piano instructor at her home studio. She has conducted master classes at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and at Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana, Mexico. She has worked as a pianist at Northwest Opera in Schools, an opera outreach organization. She was also a rehearsal pianist for the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Dr. Minina is an active performer. She has played solo and with chamber groups in the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Mexico, and the United States. Dr. Minina has recently toured with Baja California Orchestra and performed as a soloist with Philharmonia Northwest. She and a Mexican-Ukrainian cellist, Zhenia (Jenia) Kobylyanska, have formed a piano-cello duo, giving recitals in Seattle and in Tijuana and Monterrey (Mexico).
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