Yoana Ducros

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, violinist Yoana Ducros is a prizewinner of the Flame International Competition and Finalist of the Croydon Festival Concerto Competition and Ernest Bloch International Competition. Since 2016 Yoana has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München under prof. Lena Neudauer, pursuing a masters degree.

In 2012 Yoana moved to London to study with professor Mateja Marinkovic at the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Leverhume trust scholarship. She obtained her Bachelor of music in 2012. Prior to this she studied at the ‘Conservatoire à Rayonnement regional (CRR)’ in Paris, where she was taught by professor Larissa Kolos and professor Igor Volochine.

During summer courses and master classes Yoana had the opportunity to work with numerous renowned violinists including Maxime Vengerov, Sylvia Rosenberg, Ara Bogdanian, Joanna Madkovska, Jean Lenher and Didier Lockwood among others. 

Her experience as a chamber musician has led her to work with members of the Badke, Emperor, Escher and Szymanowsky quartets.  As an orchestral player, Yoana has had the opportunity to lead several orchestras and to perform with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Semyon Bychkov, Jac van Steen, Edward Garner, Christopher Warren-Green, Vassili Petrenko, and others. 

Yoana has been a member since 2016 of the European Union Youth Orchestra wth whom she has toured all over Europe. She has performed on various occasions in several famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw, the Philarmonie am Gasteig München,Cathédrale St Louis des Invalides in Paris, St John Smith Square in London, The Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, as part of a collaboration project with violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Yoana plays on a violin made by Niccolo Marccioni in 1680.