After studying at the Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Ukraine (2000), she completed her graduate studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar, and the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, Italy with the famous pianist Lazar Berman. Further studies took her to the Codarts Academy of Music and Modern Dance, at Rotterdam Conservatory, Netherlands.
In the early classical phase of her career, she won a variety of piano competitions, such as 1st Prize at "Filippo Trevisan" competition for Piano Interpretation in Italy, winner of The Grachtenfestival 2005 Amsterdam, 1st Prize at 35th International Competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Italy, 1st Prize at 20th International Piano Competition "Citta di Marsala", 1st Prize at International Piano Competition “Citta' Di Trani”, 1st Prize at 4th Sigismund Thalberg International Competition, and the Grand Prix at 9th Pierre Lantier International Music Competition in duet with V. Dmitriev (flute) in France.
Since 2006 she refocused her career on playing rock music, concentrating on heavy metal covers by the whole gamut of famous metal bands. Her works have over 80 million views on YouTube and her subscribers number over 400,000. She also occasionally covers classical orchestral compositions as well as music from sound tracks that are not otherwise available in sheet music.
On January 29, 2011 she performed her first live rock concert in Reykjavík, Iceland (VIGGIE & VIKA: Live in Iceland) collaborating with drummer Brian Viglione.
Viktoriya Yermolyeva Discography Tracks
Instruments & Performance
|AUS039CD||Lapsus Dei||Lapsus Dei - Sadness Reflections (CD, Album, Dig)||Australis Records||AUS039CD||Chile||2013||Sell This Version|
Writing & Arrangement
|Netherbird||Pillars Of The Sky (Reprise) (as Vika Yermolyeva) Netherbird - Hymns From Realms Yonder (Comp)||Black Lodge Records||Sweden||2017||Sell This Version|