Vika Yermolyeva

Real Name:
Viktoriya Yermolyeva
Viktoriya Yermolyeva (Ukrainian: Вікто́рія Єрмо́льєва, born November 2, 1978) is an Ukrainian pianist. She started as a classical pianist and won several international piano competitions[citation needed] but she later became known through her YouTube portal under the nickname 'vkgoeswild' for creating piano covers of famous rock and metal songs. After the success, thanks to her YouTube videos, she officially switched her career from classical to rock music.

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 Viktoriya Yermolyeva - Sadness Reflections album art Lapsus Dei Lapsus Dei - Sadness Reflections(CD, Album, Dig) Australis Records AUS039CD Chile 2013 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Viktoriya Yermolyeva - Hymns From Realms Yonder album art Netherbird Pillars Of The Sky (Reprise) (as Vika Yermolyeva) Netherbird - Hymns From Realms Yonder (Comp) Black Lodge Records Sweden 2017 Sell This Version

Videos (2) Edit