Join us on Saturday, October 10 for the seventh concert of our 2020 season. Violinist Julia Mirzoev and pianist Coco Ma will perform a program of works for violin and piano.
Program to be announced soon.
About the Artists
A Toronto native, Julia Mirzoev started playing violin at the age of two and a half years with her father. She studied privately with renowned pedagogue Jacob Lakirovich and with Jonathan Crow at the U. of Toronto.
Julia is a winner of multiple first prizes across national and provincial competitions; including first and grand prizes at the Canadian Music Competition and the esteemed President’s Trophy award at Toronto Kiwanis, Julia was granted both the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition first prize, granting her a series of solo concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as the University of Toronto Concerto Competition prize. Julia has also performed concertos with the Scarborough Philharmonic, Sinfonia Toronto, the Canadian Sinfonietta, and Orchestra Toronto.
A participant in international music festivals, Julia has been a part of the Orford music festival, as well as the Aspen Summer Music Festival this past summer. She will be attending the Toronto Summer Music Festival this summer as a fellow, as well as the Sarasota Music Festival. Julia currently attends Yale University on a full scholarship to pursue her Master’s Degree in Music with respected violinist and pedagogue and Ani Kavafian.
Canadian pianist Coco Ma has performed in concert halls around the globe including Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Koerner Hall, and the Zhuhai CPAA Grand Theatre, winning top prizes at the 2009 and 2012 Canadian Music Competition, the 2014 Canadian Chopin Competition, the 2015 Aarhus International Piano Competition, and the 2015 Mozart International Competition, among others. Besides performing on numerous occasions with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Ma has worked alongside musicians including Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, Maestro Peter Oundjian, Maestro Ludovic Morlot, Maestro Long Yu, and Chilly Gonzales.
In 2013, Ma was chosen to attend the first Lang Lang International Music Foundation Camp in Munich, Germany. Following her selection and ambassadorship, she was chosen as one of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Top 30 Young Classical Musicians to Watch in 2014.
An avid chamber musician, Ma has performed in The Lincoln Center’s annual ChamberFest and has made multiple radio appearances on stations such as Buffalo WNED Classical 94.5 with her various groups. As a soloist, she has been featured on CBC TV, National Public Radio’s From The Top program, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Walrus Magazine.
Ma currently studies with Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at The Juilliard School in New York City. Prior to her acceptance, she attended The Royal Conservatory of Music’s prestigious Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists for a decade under the tutelage of Arshalouise Nersessian, James Anagnoson and Dr. Michael Berkovsky. Her other mentors have included many internationally distinguished artists such as Emanuel Ax, Dang Thai Son, Robert McDonald, Jon Kimura Parker, Ilya Itin, and Lang Lang.