Canadian violinist Katya Poplyansky completed her Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School, with Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman, in May of 2018. She completed her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016, with David Takeno, and her Bachelors at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2014, with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Victor Danchenko, Ida Kavafian, and Joseph Silverstein.
Having participated in numerous festivals including, among others, the Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, Banff Master Class Program, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and IMS Prussia Cove Master Class Program and Open Chamber Music Sessions, she also received second prizes at the Isabel Bader Violin Competition and Tunbridge Wells International Competition.
Most recently, with pianist Emily Rho, she received second prize at the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, as well as the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work by Canadian composer Carmen Braden. As of September 2018, Katya is a Fellow at The Rebanks Family Fellowship Program.