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Yuliya Basis, a New York-based pianist and educator, has been teaching private piano at the United Nations International School since 2008, and at the British International School, since 2010. Born in Orel, Russia, to a family of professional musicians, Ms Basis went to Moscow at the age of 15 to study music and earned her Master's Degree at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where her mentors were Victor Merzhanov (piano performance) and Tatiana Gaidamovich (chamber ensemble).

Ms Basis taught piano in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 2002-2003, worked for American Language Center in Moscow in 2005-2006, and served on the faculty of The Piano School of NYC from 2006 to 2010. Besides teaching, she also loves collaborative piano: she has worked as an accompanist at Kaufman Music Center for over 15 years and appeared in recitals at numerous New York City venues, as well as abroad. An avid chamber musician, she is featured on two CDs with her husband, violinist and composer Andrii Didorenko. They also play progressive rock in the Lost World Band.

During her free time, Yuliya loves to travel, read, cook, and explore the city where some of her favorite places to be are the Metropolitan Museum, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Botanical Garden, and Fire Island.