London-based cellist Julia Morneweg enjoys an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician and artistic curator that regularly sees her perform at prestigious venues and alongside distinguished artists.
The recipient of an EMI Music Foundation Award, she made her London concerto debut in 2006 performing the Elgar Concerto at St John's Smith Square which immediately led to further engagements including a performance of Haydn's C major Concerto with the International Mahler Orchestra at the same venue and Elgar with the Ternopol Philharmonic Orchestra in Ukraine.
Other concerto performances have included Lalo in London and Vivaldi in Cologne. As a recitalist she has appeared around the UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany and at venues such as the Purcell Room, Oxford's Holywell Music Rooms, Trieste Opera House, Conway Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Charterhouse Festival and the Tacoma International Music Festival, USA.
'Throughout, the playing of Julia Morneweg was characterised by a striking characterisation of emotion' Seen and Heard International
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Most recent festival appearances have included the Chichester, Leamington, Lower Machen, Uckfield and Shipley Arts Festivals. Julia has collaborated with many renowned artists including Shlomo Mintz, Roger Vignoles, Vadim Tsibulevsky, Anna Kandinskaya, Mikhail Bereznitsky, Madeleine Mitchell, Roger Chase, Emanuel Abbühl, Joan Enric Lluna, Kathron Sturrock, and Oleg Poliansky to name a few.
A passionate chamber musician, Julia spent eleven years performing as the cellist of the Erato Piano Trio. After winning the 2006 Anglo-Czech Trust Competition, the Trio performed at many important venues across the UK, mainland Europe and Asia such as the Purcell Room, Martinu Hall Prague, Zurich's famous Tonhalle, Daning Theatre Shanghai, St. David's Hall Cardiff, and for the prestigious Pharos Trust series in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Their recording of chamber works by David Braid was released on the Toccata Classics label in 2012. Julia's other chamber music engagements have included tours to Croatia and Italy with the acclaimed British ensemble Fibonacci Sequence and chamber music recitals in Singapore and Montenegro.
Since 2016, together with violinist Yuri Kalnits, Julia has been joint Artistic Director of 'ChamberMusicBox', a chamber music collective that brings together distinguished artists from the UK and across Europe to perform hugely diverse programmes in formations from duo to small chamber orchestra.
As an orchestral player, Julia has been a guest with distinguished orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Contemporary Orchestra and has played guest principal and co-principal cello with Northern Ballet Sinfonia and the London Concert Orchestra.
Alongside her performing career, Julia has earned a reputation as an exceptionally gifted and sought-after teacher. As well as teaching in London, she is regularly asked to give masterclasses and workshops internationally, with recent invitations to Cyprus and Slovenia.
Julia was taught by Raphael Wallfisch and Klaus Heitz at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover before completing her degree at the Royal College of Music with Leonid Gorokhov, where she also trained as a pianist. She performed in numerous masterclasses and received guidance from distinguished musicians such as Lluis Claret, Bernard Greenhouse, Alexander Ivashkin, Alexander Baillie, Salvatore Accardo and the Chilingirian Quartet.
Julia plays an exceptional instrument made by Charles Boullangier in 1882.