Described by The Strad as a 'virtuoso with a truly Romantic temperament', Yuri Zhislin won the title of the BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year in 1993. Yuri entered the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with his father and later Dr Andrievsky. Yuri has performed with the Oxford Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Lithuanian State Symphony and the Santiago de Chile Symphony, to name a few.
Zhislin made his recital debut at the New York Carnegie Weill Hall in 2014 and appeared at the major concert venues throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Australia and Japan. His discography includes a recital CD released in 2005 on the SOMM label, a violin/viola Duos CD for the Naxos label in 2009, and a string trio CD for the Nymbus Alliance label with Dmitry Sitkovetsky on violin and Luigi Piovano on cello. A keen chamber musician, Yuri has worked with such artists as Maria-Joao Pires, Maxim Vengerov, Barry Douglas and Natalie Clein among many others.
In 2004 he founded CAMERATA TCHAIKOVSKY, a chamber orchestra that brings together some of the finest string players from across Europe. Since their critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 2004, they have enjoyed performances across the UK (London's Cadogan Hall, Kings Place and St John's Smith Square),as well as Russia, Western Europe and South America, appearing in the legendary Moscow Conservatoire, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Stadtscasino in Basel, Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires and Teatro Solis in Montevideo.
The orchestra's debut album on the Orchid Classics label was chosen "orchestral CD of the month" by the BBC Music Magazine in April 2016.
Yuri is a professor of violin and viola at the Royal College of Music in London.