musician at work who is in love with every note she plays and
improvises, which leaves nothing routine, only experienced with her
fellow musicians and acting technically and artistically at the highest
(Critic of the Basler Zeitung
for the CD of Händel's
violin sonatas recorded in 2012 by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)
her first violin lessons from her father, and piano lessons from her
mother. At the age of 15, she entered the conservatory "Gasteig" in
Munich and two years later the Musikhochschule Basel together with
studies led her
towards Walter Levin and Hatto Beyerle, Rapheal Oleg, Lukas Hagen
(Hagenquartett, Salzburg). Chiara Bancchini was her teacher for the
baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Julia Schröder is a concertmaster and director of the Kammerorchester
Basel since 2004. Under her leadership the ensemble played in major
concert halls in Europe such as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin
Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in
Paris and the Barbican Center in London. In parallel she is a soloist
accompanying artists such as Sol Gabetta, Giuliano Carmignola, Angelika
Kirchschlager, Andreas Scholl, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Pieter Wispelwey,
Angela Hewitt, Núria Rial, franco Fagioli and Cecilia Bartoli.
Bartoli & Julia Schroder
In 2010 she was called at
the Musikhochschule Freiburg
(D) to be a
"Teaching satisfies me when I see young people growing up, not only as
a violinist, not only as a musician but also as a human being. For me
the way to a professional musician is also the way to the heart of his
own humanity." (Julia Schröder)
regularly invited as soloist and director of Lautten Compagney Berlin.
Her enthusiastic playing technique makes her a very popular musician in
the field chamber music. She enjoys playing with Maurice Steger,
Marcelo Nisinman, Gerard Wyss, Werner Güra and Christoph Berner.
Julia is now a modern and universal musician, feeling comfortable in
the world of modern violin as well as in the style of baroque play,
while being also at ease in the improvisations of Jazz and she likes to
play tango, too.