Russian-born Yuriy Rogachev is 13 years old and currently lives in the USA. Showing a great interest in music, he began taking piano lessons at age 4. Yuriy has studied with Emi Murata since 2013. He earned Regional Gold Medals (2021, 2020), State Certificate of Excellence (2021, 2020, 2017), and First-Class Honors with Distinction Certificate (2021, 2020, 2019, 2019, and 2017) at Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, which resulted in an invitation to perform at North Central Celebration of Excellence Recitals (Chicago Symphony Center in 2019 and virtually in 2020 and 2021). First place winner for International Great Composers Competitions (GCC) in 2020 and 2017, Illinois Music Association's Olympic (2019, 2018), Granquist Music (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014) Competitions, he is also a gold medalist for Chicago Area Music Teachers Association's (CAMTA) Sonata-Sonatina Festival (2018, 2017). Yuriy was awarded a Diploma by GCC as Artist of the Year for their 2020/2021 season (second prize). Other competitions and performances include Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) Piano Competition (2021, 2019 honorable mentioned), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition (2021, 2020, 2019), Musicale Fall Festival (2021), Piano Marvel YouTube Competition (2021 honorable mention), Bay Area Piano Competition (2020 merit award), CAMTA Roberta Savler Piano Contest (2nd place in 2021 and 2017, 3rd place in 2020), Music Festival in Honor of Confucius (3rd place in 2019, Bronze Huang Zhong trophy 2018), Sejong Music Competition (2017, 2016, 2015), Berkley-Pendell Piano competition (2018, 2017, 2016), Make Music Chicago (2015), CAMTA’s William Browning Play-A-Thon (2018, 2017, 2016), IMA’s Play-A-Thon (2017), Salt Creek Area Music Teachers Association's Fanfares & Celebrations Festival (2021), Chopin’s Music Festival ( 2018), Music of Robert Vandall (2015) and Achievement in Music Honors Recitals (2016, 2015). As winner of the 2019 Young People’s Competition, he was invited to perform at a New Philharmonic Orchestra concert. Yuriy performed in master class with Winston Choi (2019), and at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center Belushi Performance Hall with SCMTA’s Glorious Grands: A Piano Extravaganza!!! (2017, 2014), an 8 Steinway-designed grand piano concert.
Always very energetic, Yuriy also likes math and competitive swimming. He is also gold medalist for the USA National Taekwondo Championship (2021, 2018, 2017, 2016).