Russian-born American pianist, Julia Zilberquit has earned critical acclaim as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. The New York Times praised Ms. Zilberquit as “an outstanding soloist,” after her Carnegie Hall appearance.
Berlin’s Der Tagesspiegel portrayed her as “a romantic poetess of the piano” and the Los Angeles Times as “a forceful and rhapsodic soloist.”
In 2014 Warner Classics released her CD, Bach: Complete Solo Keyboard Concertos, featuring the premiere of two Bach-Vivaldi concertos arranged by Ms. Zilberquit for piano and orchestra. The Gramophone magazine praises this recording as a “gorgeous rendition”.
Ms. Zilberquit’s arrangement of Shostakovich’s "Concertino for Piano and Orchestra" was premiered at Carnegie Hall, recorded and performed worldwide to a critical acclaim.
The Washington Post called her solo recording “The Mystery of Bagatelles” (Naxos) a “superb performance.”
Julia Zilberquit premiered and recorded Sergei Slonimsky’s piano concerto “The Jewish Rhapsody”, that is dedicated to her.
After winning the first prize at the Vienna International Competition, Ms. Zilberquit has performed under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin at the Beethoven Festival in Vienna. Later she revived a virtually unknown early piano concerto by Beethoven and brought it back to the concert repertoire.
She has been a guest soloist with numerous orchestras in the USA, Israel, and Europe, including Sinfonietta Cracovia and Sinfonia Varsovia.
Ms. Zilberquit has given recitals at the world's major concert venues.
Her engagements at American and European international music festivals included the Penderecki Festival in Poland.
Born in Moscow, Julia Zilberquit graduated from the Gnessin School and The Juilliard School.