Yulia Ziskel - Member of New York Philharmonic's First Violin Section

Yulia Ziskel - Member of New York Philharmonic's First Violin Section

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Yulia Ziskel has established herself as a highly acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. A member of the New York Philharmonic's First Violin section, her activities include numerous international solo and chamber music appearances.

Ms. Ziskel has been praised by the Strad Magazine for “The sweetness of her sound.”
She has been very active during the COVID lockdown, including a recent livestream chamber music concert from 92nd Street Y, a recital of Music for Solo Violin at the New York City Museum of Art and Design; two chamber music streaming concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, performing at the livestreamed festival, "Classic at Home", celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a string quartet arrangement of his Fourth Symphony.

Ms. Ziskel’s pre-pandemic appearances include chamber music performances in West Palm Beach, Florida, a highly acclaimed chamber music tour of Italy, the world premiere of a piece for solo violin by Michael Hersch, a tour of Spain and the Ballearic Islands, recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Outer Banks, NC; University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; at Alice Tully and Merkin Halls in New York City; Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy; Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall; and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory in Russia.

Ms. Ziskel has made solo appearances with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, chamber music concerts at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan, performances for the Chateuville Foundation at Maestro Lorin Maazel’s private theater, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Avery Fisher Hall, and regular chamber music appearances as a member of New York Philharmonic Ensembles.

Yulia Ziskel's awards include First Prize in the "Assembly of Arts" International Violin Competition, the prestigious “New Names” award from Russia, and the Anna Bernstein Memorial Award. 

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Yulia Ziskel began her musical training on the violin and piano at age 4. She made her solo debut at the age of 7 at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and at age 12 as a soloist with St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra. She toured extensively during her teenage years, appearing in solo recitals throughout Russia, Germany, Finland, Poland and United States. In 1994, Ms. Ziskel's family emigrated to the United States, where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Ziskel's teachers include Glenn Dicterow, Yoko Takebe, Nelli Shkolnikiva, Lev Ivashenko and Eugenia Poustireva.