Ancora is extremely fortunate to have Yuly Kopkin as our collaborative pianist for the 2022-2023 season!
Yuly Kopkin is a native of Ekaterinburg, Russia, and is calling Seattle home. Conservatory-educated in his birth land, he holds a degree of Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington on a Fulbright scholarship. Vita in Canto, an internationally acclaimed university choir he founded in 2003 in his birth city, was a prize-winner at a number of national and international choral festivals and also enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception during their two concert tours of the USA.
In 2019, Yuly founded Meridian Ensemble, a Seattle-based auditioned chamber choir dedicated to the performance of primarily secular choral repertoire spanning from late 19th century to modern day. His other conducting credits include Magnolia Chorale and Boeing Employees Choir.
A prolific collaborative pianist, Yuly is a staff accompanist at Shoreline Community College, Redmond Chorale and, of course, Ancora Women’s Choir. His ongoing and past piano accompanying engagements include, among others, such established choirs as the University of Washington Chorale, Seattle Choral Company, Seattle Pro Musica, and Choral Arts Northwest. He maintains a busy schedule as a freelance collaborative pianist for voice recitals and productions of musicals and operas. Yuly is a music director at downtown Seattle’s Christ Our Hope Catholic Church and a staff singer at the Epiphany Parish of Seattle.