• 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 2010 she was featured in a documentary called 'Invisible Strings - The talented Pusker Sisters' and was widely recognised all around the World.

    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.

    The 2015-2016 season includes concerto appearances with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra under Zoltán Kocsis, the Kecskemét Symphony Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest String Orchestra, Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra, as well as chamber music concerts at 'Aldeburgh Music Festival' in the UK, the 'Dino Ciani Festival' in Italy, the 'Two Moors Festival' in the UK and recitals in Spain, Hungary, England and Germany.

    Júlia is currently studying for a Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor György Pauk and holds a chamber music Fellowship with her ensemble, Trio Mirage.

    Her violin, a Girolamo II Amati crafted in 1719, is loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.

    During her studies she had been generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Hattori Foundation, Leverhulme Trust Orchestral Mentorship Programme, Liszt Academy Network, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, and the Oetker Scholarship. Júlia is proud to be a Scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust.