Julia Hartmann has performed in more than twenty countries,
most recently in Austria and the Czech Republic. Her London recital venues, both
in a piano duo and as a soloist, include St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall
and the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Further UK venues
have included Snape Maltings, the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham, the Usher Gallery, Lincoln,
Croxteth Hall, Liverpool and the Colour House Theatre, Wimbledon. She has also
given lecture recitals for Saga Classical Music Holidays and has performed
widely as a classical artist on P&O Cruise ships.
Concerto performances have included Messiaen’s ‘Couleurs de la Cité Céleste’
with the Twentieth Century Ensemble of the Royal College of Music, conducted by
Edwin Roxburgh, and concertos by Liszt and Beethoven with the Nottingham
Philharmonia and the Nottingham Chamber Orchestra. She has also featured
extensively on British radio.
Born in Liverpool, she studied initially with Heather Slade-Lipkin (Chethams
School of Music) gaining an LTCL performing diploma at the age of sixteen, as
well as an LGSM performing diploma, which she passed with honours. She then
studied at Nottingham University gaining a BA Honours degree in Music with first
class honours in performance. Julia continued as an RCM Exhibitioner on the
Advanced Studies Course at the Royal College of Music under John Barstow,
forming a piano trio and winning the Percy and Dorothy Coates Piano Trio prize
in her first term. She received coaching from the Chilingirian Quartet and the
Britten Quartet, and graduated with an ARCM diploma in piano performance.
Julia Hartmann became a Steinway Artist in April 2011.