Dr. Yuliya Minina has performed solo and with chamber groups in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Mexico, and the United States. She has toured as a soloist with Baja California Orchestra in Mexico and performed concerti with the UCI Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Northwest. Currently Minina is working as a full-time collaborative pianist and instructor at the University of California, Irvine. Previously she worked as an adjunct piano faculty and a staff pianist at Seattle Pacific University, as well as a piano instructor at her home studio. She has conducted master classes at the University of Missouri, Columbia, at Autonomous University of Baja California Ensenada, Mexico and at Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana, Mexico. She has worked as a pianist at Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera, an opera outreach organization. She was also a rehearsal pianist for the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Minina started her music education at the age of five at the Stolyarsky school-lyceum in Odesa, Ukraine. She then finished National Music Academy in Odesa, Ukraine (with distinction), obtained a Master's of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Irvine, and received a Doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her teachers include Eleonora Levinzon, Tetiana Schevchenko, Nina Scolnik and Craig Sheppard.