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New Member, from Lausanne, Switzerland
Piano Society Artist
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Born in Munich, Julia Froschhammer began piano studies at the age of six with her father, the pianist and composer Fritz Froschhammer. In 1995, she won first prize in the Jugend Musiziert competition, and in 2000 she won, in duo with her brother Felix, first prize in the violin and piano category of the Wolfgang Jacobi International Competition. Their performance at the winners’ concert of the same competition was chosen for a CD recording.
Having obtained her artistic diploma with Vadim Suchanov at Munich’s Richard Strauss Conservatoire, Julia joined the Haute Ecole Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) in 2002, studying with Jean-François Antonioli, and supported by a scholarship from the Bayerischer Musikfonds.
In 2005, she won the Paderewski Prize, the Ganz Prize, and was awarded her concert diploma with distinction. In 2007, she was awarded her soloist’s diploma. Julia performs regularly in different ensembles and as a soloist – in recital, and with orchestra – as well as a chamber musician (from duo to quintet). She plays together with her brother Felix (violinist) in their Duo Froschhammer, as well as with him and the cellist Magdalena Morosanu in their Trio Léman. These programmes have seen them give many concerts throughout Europe (including at the Timisoara muzicala Festival, or the Victoria International Arts Festival as at the famous Atheneum in Bucarest). As a soloist and with tenor Fabio Antoniello, Julia has several times performed at the "Piano à St Ursanne" music festival. With the harpist Céline Gay des Combes, she has given numerous concerts as Duo Harpian. In 2013 they recorded a CD for the swiss label VDE-Gallo with French and Spanish music for Duo and Solo. Some of their concerts were broadcasted by Radio Espace 2 (Geneva) and Radio france (Paris) ("Génération jeunes interprêtes").
Julia Froschhammer has participated in a large number of masterclasses, notably with Pierre Amoyal and Pavel Gililov at the Lausanne Summer Music Academy 2002, with Jean-François Antonioli in Italy, and with the Trio di Trieste at the famous “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” in Sienna in 2003, where she received a “Diploma di Merito”.
Alongside her concert career, Julia expresses part of her love for music through teaching, notably as professor of piano at the Institute de Ribaupierre in Lausanne. An accomplished artist, she is also a painter, with an intense production of oil paintings and watercolours. She also made cover illustrations for books (Edition Elm) and is regularly invited for exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany.