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Friday, September 22, 2023
7:30 PM

Julia Grünbaum, harp

Winner of the 2023 International Competition for Strings and Harp

From early years on Julia Grünbaum gained a high degree of recognition and admiration by internationally renowned harpists, audiences, and critics through her extraordinary musicality and virtuoso harp playing. She made her debut at the Large Broadcastinghall of the RBB in Berlin at age eleven and performed Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp as soloist of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany at the Konzerthaus Berlin as a sixteen-year-old. She has been actively performing as a chamber musician, among others together with flutist Naemi Võsand, and gave the world premieres of chamber music works of Helmut Barbe and Tomoya Yokokawa. Being not only an enthusiastic soloist and chamber musician her performances as harpist of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany under the baton of Kyrill Petrenko and Tabea Zimmermann drew acclaim by the critic as well.

As member of the Federal Youth Orchestra of Berlin, the Young Philharmonic Brandenburg, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany and the SFCM Orchestra San Francisco, Julia Gruenbaum has performed under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Ingo Metzmacher, Alexander Shelley, Elias Grandy, Ewa Strusińska, Lancelot Fuhry and Edwin Outwater among others at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Philharmonie Köln, as well as Durban City Hall, the City Hall Kapstadt and Caroline H Hume Concert Hall San Francisco. Julia Gruenbaum started her harp studies as junior student at the Music University of Mannheim with Ronith Mues. She attended masterclasses with Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Fabrice Pierre and Marie-Pierre Langlamet and is currently studying with the support of a Vincent Constantino Scholarship in the harp class of Emmanuel Ceysson at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is a prizewinner of the international Reinl competition for harp and the SFCM concerto competition, among others.

Glière Harp Concerto

Mendelssohn Italian Symphony

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