Julia Robert

Viola

A master’s graduate from the Lyon Conservatory under Françoise Gnéri, Julia Robert also completed a postgraduate course there in 2013, specialising in contemporary repertoire and composition. In 2014, on finishing an improvisation course at CNSMD Paris (National Conservatory of Music and Dance), she joined the collective WARN!NG, with which she performed in various projects (Soundpainting, Terry Riley, Januibe Tejera). This collective of improvisers is currently in residence, creating the show The Acoustic Night

As a soloist, Julia Robert was invited on France Musique for Claude Guerre’s broadcast, where she improvised alongside actor and director Godfrey Segal. Julia Robert also plays a wide range of chamber music repertoire. 

She has also participated in the Summer Nights festival, the festival of Darmstadt and the festival le classique c’est pour les vieux at the International City of Arts. For the Darmstadt Festival, Julia Robert worked closely with young composers such as Simon Steen Anderson, Mauro Lanza, Clara Ianotta, Jennifer Walshe, Peter Ablinger, Joanna Baillie, Evan Gardner and Santiago Diez Fisher among others. 

Julia Robert composed the music for the show Bestiole, in which she shared the stage with Gwenola Lefeuvre, mime and director of Le Théâtre des Silences. Laureate of the Adami prize since 2014, she is developing a solo recital repertoire, which includes pieces composed by Alexandros Markéas and Alessandro Perini. 

Currently, Julia plays a viola d’amore belonging to Garth Knox, who with Julia, Agnès Westermann on cello and Sylvain Lemêtre on percussion, perform as the ensemble Saltarello.

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