The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Yuliya Ostapchuk

From a young age, Ukrainian violinist Yuliya Ostapchuk was awarded prizes at several international competitions and participated in masterclasses with violinists such as Igor Ozim, Mi-Kyung Lee, Maxim Vengerov as well as Keshet Eilon International Summercourse. In 2011, Yuliya moved to London to study at the Purcell School of Music and has since performed recitals at Milton Court and Wigmore Hall as well as concerti across Europe.

Yuliya won the Arthur Felsenstein Leaver’s award before joining The Royal Academy of Music in 2017, graduating with First-Class Honours as well as a Licenciate Diploma in teaching. Later in 2021, Ostapchuk went onto her Master’s degree at The Royal College of Music, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky. During her studies, Yuliya has worked with esteemed conductors, to name a few – Semyon Bychkov, Vasily Petrenko, Charles Dutoit and Marin Alsop.

As an active orchestral player, Yuliya plays with orchestras such as Aurora Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed internationally in venues including Berlin Konzerthaus, Paris Theatre Du Chatelet and Dubai Opera. In 2023, Ostapchuk was selected as Glyndebourneʼs Jerwood ‘Pit Perfect’ recipient to join the company for autumn season. Yuliya is also an Associate Fellow of The Alpine Fellowship and a 2022 Benedetti Foundation Ambassador. Yuliya is very grateful to the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation for loaning her the Santagiuliana 1790 violin that she is very honoured to be performing with.