• Júlia Pusker

    Júlia Pusker was born into a family of musicians in Hungary, where she began her violin studies at the age of five. Two years later she was awarded the First Prize at the János Koncz National Violin Competition held in Szombathely. Recently she has been a recipient of ‘Zoltán Kodály Prize’ and ‘Junior Prima Primissima Prize’ in her native Hungary.

    At the age of twelve, she made her concerto debut with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra to critical acclaim, which led to an invitation to perform in the following season.

    In 2005 she became a student at the Preparatory Section of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music for Children of Exceptional Talents in Budapest.

    At the age of seventeen, she made her first appearance with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and has since been a regular guest soloist under its director János Rolla.

    In 2011 she moved to London to further her studies under the guidance of György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated in 2016. During her studies she had been generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Drake Calleja Trust, the Hattori Foundation, Leverhulme Trust Orchestral Mentorship Programme, Liszt Academy Network, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, and the Oetker Scholarship.

    In 2013 she recorded the chamber version of Bruckner 2nd symphony with Trevor Pinnock and the Royal Academy Soloists Ensemble for the Royal Academy of Music’s second disc in their Chamber Symphony Series, which was released on Linn Records.
    In 2010 she was featured in a documentary called ‘Invisible Strings - The talented Pusker Sisters’ and was widely recognised all around the World.

    Recent highlights include concerto appearances with Concerto Budapest, Sinfonia Varsovia, the MAV Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, as well as further concerts in Belgium, Italy, South America, Hungary, England and Germany.
    In 2016 she was selected for the St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Scheme (with Ensemble Mirage) and as a Making Music Young Concert Artist.

    Since September 2016, she is artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, under the direction of Augustin Dumay.