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BA – London: Royal College of Music, Simon Rowland-Jones (1998-2001)
Postgraduate – London: London: Royal College of Music, Simon Rowland-Jones (2001-2002)
DAAD – Berlin: Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“, Tabea Zimmermann (2002-2003)
MA – London: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, David Takeno (2004-2006)
Uppsala Chamber Soloists
Ylvali McTigert Zilliacus studied with Simon Rowland-Jones (Royal College of Music) and David Takeno (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) in London as well as with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin (Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik).
Ylvali is a founding membrer of the Lendvai String Trio who had their London Wigmore Hall debut in 2006. Since then, they have performed there many times as well as at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and across Europe. They have been awarded many prizes including the Dutch Kersjes Prize in 2011 and have made many recordings together, including the complete works for string trio by Julius Röntgen as well as Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ylvali worked as principal viola in the period instrument ensemble The English Concert during Andrew Manze’s time as artistic director and was later invited as a regular guest principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Moving back to Sweden she got a position as principal viola with the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra with whom she on several occasions played as soloist. Since 2010 Ylvali played as a regular extra player with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and for the season of 2016/17 she was a guest principal at the Stockholm Royal Opera.
Over the years Ylvali has participated in many international chamber music festivals including Ernen Musikdorf in Switzerland, Katrina and Korsholm in Finland, Recife in Brazil, Båstad in Sweden and Den Haag in Holland.
In 2020 she became a member of Uppsala Chamber Soloists and principal viola of Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. Ylvali plays on a viola built by Storioni kindly lent to her by the Järnåker Foundation in Sweden.