Acoustic and Electric Violinist
Thank you for visiting my website and considering having me or my team at your wedding! I am currently booking for dates in 2021, 2022 and 2023!
I specialize in Weddings! I am based in Washington/Oregon. I am a full-time professional violinist, violist at Lower Columbia College, and owner of Lockyear Music Studio. I travel throughout the WA and OR areas, and since 2001, I have performed at several hundred weddings in Europe and the USA. Some of those destinations include Poland, Russia, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, and Ukraine (my hometown). Before moving to the USA, I worked as a professional musician for Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. I hold a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University, LA, and am the 1st prize winner of the 21st Century International Music Competition of Europe. Also, I perform with professional musicians from the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. If you are interested in an ensemble, I can provide a string duo, trio, quartet or jazz band with any instruments you desire.
Music is my passion. I would love to hear more about your needs and make your wedding spectacular!
Congratulations on your engagement!
"First thing I remember from my wedding day; doors open to the chapel when I see my bride and hear beautiful violin music as she walks down the aisle. I will not admit to crying but Yuliya has the ability of make you feel things ten times with her music and talent. She becomes a puzzle piece to your wedding day that you get to relive over and over again in your memory."
Andre Brochu - groom
"Yuliya is an incredibly talented and professional musician. We had a pleasure of enjoying her talent at our wedding. She has true passion for music and it translates in her performances as well as teaching techniques. Her love for music is contagious, if you get a chance to learn from her or hear her perform it is truly an amazing experience."
Iryna Brochu - bride
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your beautiful music made our day so special. Our guests enjoyed the string duo; it was perfect and just what we had envisioned!"
Daigoro & Laura
"Yuliya provided a solo electric violin performance for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The music was beautiful. Yuliya replied to my many messages quickly. She was flexible, professional and made every effort to personalize the performance. At first, I was concerned about booking with someone you haven’t met in person. But Yuliya called shortly after I sent her a request. She answered every email I sent. She showed up on time and played exactly as agreed upon. I would not hesitate to book with her again."
Jameson & Ashley
"5 Stars Performer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Alla Kovach - bride
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Thank you so much for coming and playing at my wedding. Your music is delightful and added such an elegant touch. You helped make my wedding day truly a dream.
"Amazing performer! A++++
You will be lucky to have her perform....
Must have, made our Wedding Great Again. 😍❤👌
Made our wedding Great Again....".
Dmitriy Zhogan - groom
"Extremely high quality professional musician!! Had an excellent performance for the event hosted and her professionalism really shows her passion.
Yuliya is a star ⭐️ will work with her again and highly recommend to everyone.
Hard to find professional musicians like Yuliya. Great pricing!"
David Kuchurivsky - groom
"Yuliya is amazing! Her talent is phenomenal, she is very professional
and passionate for music. Having a degree in music she does not take playing lightly, plays very passionately. Her musical talent is intriguing! Aside her love for music she will make your wedding day, or event beyond memorable with her talented skill with the violin! HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing musician for any event!"
Bogdan & Dominique
"Yuliya is a highly talented musician and excellent violinist for the wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours or receptions! She performs on her acoustic and 5-string electric violin and also provides a PA system for your wedding, and a great selection of songs. I would definitely recommend her services!"
Alejandro & Lauren
We hired Yuliya to perform at our wedding ceremony and it was a hit. She is very professional and catered our selection to what I wanted. I grew up playing the violin so I can vouch that she knows her stuff.
I am so happy that we had her play. Even playing my favorite Bach piece for us to talk out too! My guest also thought that it was a lovely touch and we’re impressed. Make your wedding extra special and hire her!
Mariela Ropers - bride