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Samojło, Julia

studied at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz with Tatiana Shebanova, the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw with Maja Nosowska and Szabolcs Esztenyi, and continued her studies with Ronan O’ Hora, Graham Johnson, and Pamela Lidiard at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she held an Erasmus scholarship and the biennial Guildhall Artist Fellowship. She participated in masterclasses with artists such as Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Emanuel Krasovsky, Lee Kum-Sing, Alexander Kobrin, Victor Derevianko, Alon Goldstein, and Jerome Rose. She has taught piano at the City University in London and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She has performed in concert venues such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Barbican Hall, Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), and Wigmore Hall, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Warsaw Philharmonic. As a soloist she has appeared with various orchestras, including Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Radio Symphony, Polish Radio Symphony, Poznań Philharmonic, under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk, Alexander Liebreich, Marek Moś, Łukasz Borowicz, and Krzesimir Dębski. Her festival appearances include Warsaw Autumn, Radio Autumn in Prague, Kunst10daagse in Bergen, From Chopin to Górecki in Warsaw, City of London Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, and Young Songmakers Almanac directed by Graham Johnson in London. She has also participated in the concerts of Young Songmakers Almanac and Pre-LSO recital in London.
Her wide solo and chamber repertoire ranges from baroque music to most recent works by Thomas Adès, Krzysztof Baculewski, George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, David Bruce, Grzegorz Duchnowski, Matthew Kaner, Oliver Knussen, Paweł Mykietyn, Ed Nesbit, Julian Philips, Maria Pokrzywińska, Dariusz Przybylski, Weronika Ratusińska, Elżbieta Sikora, and Raymond Yiu. She has given numerous world premieres and recorded for the Polish Composers’ Union, Polish Radio 2, DUX, and Musica Sacra.
She has received numerous awards, including the 1st Prize at the International Competition for Young Performers in Athens, a scholarship from the Prime Minister of Poland, and a scholarship from the Minister of Culture. Since 2011 she has been one of Zetland Foundation’s artists.