Julia Kürner Violin
Julia Kürner was born in 1987 in Wels, Austria. She began playing the violin at the age of 5. In 2002, she joined Prof. Ulla Schulz at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna for introductory coursework. This was followed by studies with Professor Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and Professor Lieke Te Winkel (principal violonist of the Tonkünstler Orchester of Lower Austria). Julia continued her study of chamber music with Professor Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), who has been an important source of artistic inspiration for her. Later, Hatto Beyerle (founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet) influenced her way of musical thinking and expression. Julia has experience with both solo and chamber music performance. For 11 years she was a member of the WahlKüren Quartet. Additionally, she has been a longstanding concertmaster, and she performs the role of section leader in various (youth)orchestras— at both the national and international level. Julia passes her chamber music experience on to her students, many of whom are currently enjoying great success in their own musical careers. Ms. Kürner is also the founder and artistic director of the Upper Austrian Mozartensemble. Since 2018, she has been the artistic director of the new Festival „Im Rampenlicht“. Julia has performed with a number of renowned Austrian orchestras, such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria. In the winter of 2012, she auditioned for the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and was awarded the position of 1st violin. Since that time Julia has been a permanent member of the Bruckner Orchestra.