Julia Błachuta

Photo by Magdalena Błachuta

Julia Błachuta is a twenty-one-year old Polish violinist. At the age of twelve she made her debut with the ‘Fresco Sonare’ Orchestra, playing Wieniawski’s second Violin Concerto. At the age of seventeen Julia was a graduate of a three year pre-college program at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna while simultaneously studying at both her music and general high schools in Krakow, Poland. Since 2020, Julia has been studying at the Royal College of Music in London with legendary professor Itzhak Rashkovsky as the recipient of the HDM Meyer Violin Prize award.

She is a laureate of a dozen international and national violin competitions (Grand Prix at the CEA National Chamber Audition, 2nd place at the 3rd Jadwiga Kaliszewska International Violin Competition in Poznan, 4th place at the Groblicz Family National Violin Competition in Krakow) and was recently awarded the prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2022. Julia was also an Open Application finalist for the 2022 Classeek Ambassador Programme and was nominated for the 2023 ICMA Classeek Award. In addition to mainstream classical music, she successfully co-creates the alternative music group LOR. In April 2018, at only seventeen years old, Julia and her band made their debut releasing the long CD album ‘Lowlight’ together with the Agora agency and Sony ATV publishing. Currently her band has more than 6 million views and 180 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. Their music has been a soundtrack of the Netflix series ‘Open your eyes’. Julia plays a 2019 violin made by the Polish luthier Jan Pawlikowski. She is very grateful for the support of The Polish Children’s Trust, Pro Musica Bona Foundation and Sapere Auso Scholarship Trust.