CLASSICAL pianist Julia Hastings has returned to Warragul for a performance.
Above: Julia Hastings will be performing in Warragul on Sunday.
Photo by Nicholas Purcell.
[Please note: this story was published in print on 14 November 2014. The performance, which was on 16 November, has since passed. This story is online for archival purposes – the event is not upcoming.]
Born and educated in Warragul, Julia is now based in Melbourne at the Australian National Academy of Music where she holds a full scholarship and is participating in the Academy’s Professional Performance Program.
The only institute of its kind in Australia and one of the few in the world, ANAM is known for its energy and adventurous programming and is committed to pushing the boundaries of how classical music is presented and performed.
Julia started piano lessons at the age of six and studied locally with Jan MacLean and Brian Chapman. When she was still in Year 10 at Chairo Christian School, she commenced lessons at Melbourne University with pianist and writer, Anna Goldsworthy. After completing Year 12, Julia continued her training at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours last year.
Since leaving school, Julia has been developing her career as a solo pianist as well as a chamber musician. She now has a very busy schedule as a recitalist and has performed in many venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
She has also played in master classes in Australia and overseas for many world famous pianists including Paul Badura-Skoda, Joanna MacGregor, Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Silverman, Lisa Moore and Nicolas Hodges.
Last month Julia performed piano duos with Timothy Young at the Melbourne Recital Centre, piano duets with Stewart Kelly at the South Melbourne Town Hall, chamber music in Perth, as well as playing in two concerts with the Aurora Orchestra from England as part of the Melbourne Festival.
WBBC declares much of this article is from a media release.
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