Julia Hagen, born in Salzburg in 1995, counts amongst the most promising instrumentalists of her generation. Winner of the international violoncello-competition in Liezen (Styria) and of the Mazzacurati competition, she was awarded both the Hajek-Boss-Wagner Cultural Prize as well as the Nicolas-Firmenich Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy as Best Young Cellist.
Most recently, she studied with Heinrich Schiff and Jens Peter Maintz. From the autumn of 2019, Julia Hagen will hold a scholarship of the Kronberg Academy under the aegis of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
Following appearances in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, at the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Musikverein in Vienna, Julia Hagen will celebrate her debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Heidelberg Spring and at London’s Barbican Centre in the 2019/20 season, performing with renowned artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Kathia Buniatishvili, Marc-André Hamelin and Igor Levit.
In 2019, her first CD was released, featuring the cello sonatas as well as songs by Brahms arranged for cello solo. Ms. Hagen plays an instrument created by Francesco Ruggieri in 1684.