Photo: Kurt Chan
Described by the Strad Magazine for her “magical simplicity” and true “aristocrat” by La Libre of the violin, Júlia Pusker came to international attention in her prizewinning performances at the prestigious 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels.
Highlights in the 2020/21 season includes concerto appearances with Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra and Zuglo Philharmonics Budapest.
She has given recitals and taken part in festivals and masterclasses across Europe, including Besançon Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, the Holland International Music Sessions, Kronberg Academy and Santander Festival Academy. Alongside her success at the Queen Elizabeth Competition, Pusker has been a recipient of various notable prizes, such as the renowned Junior Prima Prize and Cziffra Festival Prize in Hungary, honouring the country’s finest young musicians.
Born into a family of musicians in Hungary, Júlia began her musical education at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest before moving to England to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with György Pauk, where she received her Master of Music degree with distinction in 2016. Since then, she has been working with Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, where she is Associate Artist-in-Residence.
Júlia plays a Matteo Goffriller violin from 1690, kindly on loan by the Michael Guttman Collection.