Yana Deshkova began playing the violin at the age of 4. She finished her Bachelor Degree at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London and continued her studies in Essen and Stuttgart.
Yana started off as a child prodigy, won her fi rst competition at the age of 6, and played her first concert as a soloist at age 8. Her career took a few different directions and brought her to many chamber music festivals, solo recitals in different European countries, masterclasses with Sir Colin Davis and the Takacs Quartet, and guest concertmaster appearances with the Trondheim and Aarhus Symphony Orchestras. As a baroque violinist, she was guest of the New London Consort at the Perth International Arts Festival.
Yana is the first prize winner of the International Lipizer Competition ’97. She has recorded for Dacapo, Hessische Rundfunk - Frankfurt, RAI3, Bulgarian National Radio and TV and has played as a soloist of many symphony and chamber orchestras across Europe.
Yana is currently first concertmaster of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Quintilian Quartet, and a founding member of ensemble ContiNEO.