From: California,United States
Yulianna's life has always centered around music. Her earliest memories are of her mother (herself an accomplished musician and author) playing Chopin while Yulianna toddled at her feet. Born in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan ("Yes, that Khazakstan," says Yulianna, adding with an exasperated grin, "and please, no "Borat" jokes - I've heard them all!"), Yulianna began violin lessons at the age of six and quickly distinguished herself in competitions and as a member of a children's group performing in the then-U.S.S.R.