Originally from Russia, pianist Yulia Kalashnikova was born into a musical family. She made her debut as a collaborative pianist at the age of 7 accompanying her father, a professional violist. She later earned her Bachelor’s and Master of Music degrees in accompanying, chamber music, performance and pedagogy from Kazan State Conservatory in Kazan, Russia, where she studied with Alfia Burnasheva and Yusefina Sokolskaya.
After completing her studies, Kalashnikova moved to the US, where she continues to be in high demand as a soloist, collaborator and educator. Recent performances as soloist with Orchestras include Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Prokofiev concertos, a performance at the Lincoln Center and a tour of China and subsequent recording as the pianist of the Bel Canto Choir.
Kalashnikova resides in Omaha, Nebraska, where she serves as artist faculty of Creighton University and the Omaha Conservatory of Music and maintains a very busy schedule performing and teaching. She is regularly sought out for chamber music and has performed on several concert series locally and nationally, including the Omaha Chamber Music Society Summer Series, The University of Nebraska’s “Giving Voice Project: Ophelia for soprano, dancer and piano,” “A Year in Classical Music- 1926,” the Vesper Series, “From Russia with Love,” ” From France with Love”, Gallery 1516 – ” Only Encores,” and “My two blankets” by Irena Kobalt from “Stories from Childhood,” a project of the Omaha Conservatory of Music.