Written by Carmen Marcuello. Posted in Musicians
She began her musical studies with Sergio Castro and Elvira López at the age of four years old in CEDAM Music School, in Madrid, Spain. At the age of 8 , she was accepted in Centro Integrado de Música “Padre Antonio Soler” (San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid) where she studied Proffesional grade with Rocío Gómez and Thuan do Minh, among others. At the end of her studies, she played as soloist with the clarinetist Beatriz Polanco and the orchestra of this conservatory in the Auditorium of San Lorenzo del Escorial.
In 2014 she finished her higher viola studies at the High Music Conservatory from Aragon with Avri Levitan and with the interpretation of Penderecki Concerto for viola and orchestra as soloist with the High Music Conservatory from Aragon Symphonic Orchestra in Mozart Hall from Zaragoza Auditorium, Spain.
Throughout her career she has received masterclasses from known musicians such as Tabea Zimmermann, Wilfried Strehle, Amihai Grosz, Roy Siloah, Joaquín Riquelme, David Gaillard …
In 2008, Julia won the first viola prize in the National Competition “Extremúsica XXI” in Badajoz,Spain; and in 2011 and 2013 she was finalist in the International Competition of Young Musicians “Ciutat de Lliria”, Valencia, Spain.
From very early age Julia has been part of many young orchestras as Joven Orquesta Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga in Majadahonda, Madrid; Madrid Young Orchestra, Orquesta Iuventas in Madrid and Spain Young Orchestra, with whom she had participated in many international exchanges: with Wiener Jeunsse Orchester in Vienna, with the Young Orchestra of Cyprus….
At the same time she collaborates regularly with professional orchestras such as Verum Orchestra, Comunidad de Madrid Orchestra, Opus 23 Orchestra, Barbieri Symphony Orchestra, Goya Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Spain Chamber Orchestra, among others .
Since 2012 she is part of Musethica project as a violist, performing many concerts where she has shared stage with very known musicians as Ju-Young Baek, Roi Shiloah, Amihai Grosz, Avri Levitan and Emil Rovner, among others. From 2016 she also became artistic coordinator of this project in Zaragoza (Spain).
In the pedagogical field, the violist, musictherapist and infant education teacher Julia Lorenzo, is dedicated in violin and viola teaching with children from 3 years old and with people with intellectual disabilities and with autism. She combines this instrumental pedagogy with early music education lessons with babies between 0 and 3 years old. She has made an important social work, participating as a teacher in the Holy Trinity Music School in Haiti in 2014, in the project “Xiquitsi” in Mozambique (Africa) for 3 months in 2015 and in the music schools “Música para Vivir “ and ” Música en los Barrios” in Managua and Granada (Nicaragua) in 2017 through Vacaciones Artísticas Solidarias (ReDoMi).