Born in Moscow, she studied the piano at the Minsk central music university. Prof. Flier was her teacher at the Tchaikovsky-Conservatory in Moscow. She received her diploma as a piano teacher and her concert exam in 1963. Until 1965 she taught at the Minsk central music university. From 1965 to 1981 she worked as a soloist and accompanied the Moscow state philharmonic as a piano player. She had numerous concerts with Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov and Natalia Gutman in all the republics of the former USSR. In 1978 she received her diploma at the international Tchaikovsky-Competition. Since then she has taught at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover" and had concerts in Germany and West Europe. In 1985 Julia Madatova became professor at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover". She has had music recordings for TV and radio (NDR, WDR, ZDF).