Uliana Zhdanov was born in Woronesch (Russia). At the age of six she had her first violin lessons. In 1989 she passed the exam to enter the Special Music School of the Art Institute of Woronesch. In 1992 Uliana Zhdanov participated in the International Masterclass of Prof. Wolfgang Marschner in Woronesch. During this course, she gave her debut as a young soloist with the Wieniawski Concert No. 2 and the philharmonic orchestra directed by Marschner. A concert tour to Germany followed one year later and also regular performances with the philharmonic orchestra in Woronesch. In 1997 she received the third prize of the international competition “Classic Heritage” in Moskau. One year later Uliana Zhdanov switched to the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she studied with Weniamin Rewitsch.
From 1998 to 2001 Uliana Zhdanov received a scholarship of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation and performed at the most important concert halls of Russia. In 2001 she was accepted at Tchaikovsky Conservatory and received lessons in the class of Prof. Irina Botschkowa. During her studies she gave concerts as a soloist and as a member of a trio. In 2006 Uliana Zhdanov won the “Maria Yudina Competition“ and received the “Moscow Conservatory State Grand“ as one of the best graduates of Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Between 2007 and 2011 Uliana Zhdanov was concert master of the Tchaikowsky Symphonic Orchestra under General Music Director G. Rozhdestvensky and performed together with e.g. Maxim Vengerov, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Natalia Gutman and Placido Domingo.
In order to get more knowledge about European performance practice and tradition as well as the German violin school, the young musician was a master student of Prof. R. Kussmaul at the “Freiburger Musikhochschule” from 2011 to 2013.
Currently Uliana Zhdanov serves as the artistic director of „Zhdanov- Konzerte“- Artist Agency and performs as soloist and member of different chamber ensembles. Among her partners in chamber music are Eric Le Sage, Tatjana Masurenko, Roman Patkolo, and Dmitri Demiashkin, among others.