When, where and what did you play the first time with the English Concert?
My first time playing with The English Concert was in 2017. It was a programme of Handel arias with Sarah Connolly.
What has been your most memorable TEC concert and why?
That would be the first time I played in Carnegie Hall with the EC! It was a concert performance of Handel’s Rinaldo in 2018. It’s a beautiful hall to play in and it’s so rich in history. Playing there for the first time was a memorable experience!
What’s one of your favourite pieces of music and why?
One of my favourite pieces of music is Bach’s B minor mass. For me, Bach’s music is the embodiment of humanity. It depicts humanity with all its struggles and faults and its striving to overcome obstacles and move towards a better place, whether in life or spiritually.
Do you have a secret interest or hobby that would surprise people?
I love to widen my vocabulary with funny and unusual words so playing fierce Scrabble tournaments with English Concert colleagues has become a (not so secret) hobby!
German born violinist Julia Kuhn received her first violin lesson at the age of 5 at the Georg-Friedrich-Händel Conservatoire in Halle and won prizes in national and international competitions from an early age.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in violin performance from the Mozarteum Salzburg and a Master of Arts degree in baroque violin from the Royal Academy of Music London. She was made an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) in 2016.
Julia is a member of The English Concert, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. She has played for renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir András Schiff, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Marin Alsop, Robin Ticciati und Ivor Bolton.