Katya was born in London to Russian parents in 2002. She started learning violin and piano at the age of 5. At the age of 9, Katya was accepted to the Royal College of Music (RCM) Junior Department. Since 2012, Katya has trained with Professor Zakhar Bron, and has performed in his class concerts in Russia, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Katya first performed in a public concert at the age of 5. In 2012, Katya won first place in her age group in the Golden Strings of America International String Competition (part of American Fine Arts Festival), and, along with other first place winners, she was offered an opportunity to perform at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York. Subsequently, Katya performed in Moscow with the leading Russian string orchestra Moscow Virtuozi (directed by Vladimir Spivakov) and with Orchestra of St John’s in London. Katya performed in April 2017 with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nikoloz Rachveli, at the historic Shota Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi (Georgia); and again with the same orchestra in December of 2017 (when Katya performed maestro Giya Kancheli’s piece Instead of a Tango, for the first time in a new interpretation with the orchestra, as her encore). In September 2017, she performed with Orchestra Excellence conducted by Gianluca Marciano in Lerici, Italy, at the first international music Festival Suoni dal Golfo. In March 2018, Katya performed Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Serge Smbatyan, at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan (Armenia); and in August 2018, she was invited back to Suoni dal Golfo Music and Poetry Festival in Lerici (Italy), to perform J.S. Bach Concerto for two violins BWV 1043, with Karen Shakhgaldyan, conducted by Gianluca Marciano, as “the young musician of the festival”. Her next engagements include an opening concert at the Malta International Festival in April of 2019; and a performance in a lunch concert at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) in June 2019. She is also invited back to Suoni dal Golfo Music and Poetry Festival in Lerici (Italy) to perform a recital as their youngest soloist in August 2019. Katya is passionate about sharing her love of music and regularly performs in outreach concerts in East London schools, for children who otherwise are unlikely to have an opportunity to listen to live classical music. Katya studies at Wycombe Abbey School in the UK, where she has been awarded a Music Scholarship.