Julija Hartig

Born to a family of musicians, Julija started her first violin lessons at the age of five. As a young talent, she won prizes such as the Festival of Music Schools of Serbia and the Competition of Young Interpreters of Yugoslavia.

After finishing her studies of violin at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), she was engaged as an assistant professor in the class of her former teacher Evgenia Tchugaeva at the same conservatory.

Since 1994, Julija lives in The Netherlands, where she studied at the Conservatory of Rotterdam with Professor Ilya Grubert and the Conservatory of Utrecht with Professor Keiko Wataya where she graduated with Cum Laude.

As a soloist, she performed with various orchestras such as The Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), Chamber Orchestra “Camerata Academica” Novi Sad, Belgrade Strings, St Georges Strings, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Serbia, Brabants Kamer Orkest, The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. She has given recitals and chamber music concerts in Yugoslavia, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Australia, and Brazil.

She participated in international festivals such as The Summer Festival in Dubrovnik, Barka Festival of Music from formal Yugoslavia in Amsterdam, The Grachten Festival in Amsterdam, November Music in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, En Plein Public in Breda, Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen, Festival MiTo – Italy, International Chamber music festival Joao Pessoa – Brazil.

Julija’s repertoire includes pieces from baroque to contemporary music. Her interpretations are characterized by great expressivity and temperament, refined technique, and a warm sensitivity to colour. Her exciting way of playing often led to mutually inspiring collaborations with contemporary composers. Several pieces have been written for and premiered by her. In 2022 as a result of this wonderful phenomenon a CD ‘D a r k V e l v e t’ an autobiography in music got released on the label Challenge Classics.