Julia Hartmann – piano
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Tuesday 28th June.J S Bach
Trio Sonata No 4 in E minor, BWV 528
Waltz in C# minor, Op 64 No 2
Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1
Waldszenen, Op 82
Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Prelude No 3 for Guitar ‘Homage to Bach’
Julia Hartmann has performed in more than twenty countries, most recently in Austria and the Czech Republic. Her London recital venues, both in a piano duo and as a soloist, include St Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall and the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Further UK venues have included Snape Maltings, the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham, the Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool and the Colour House Theatre, Wimbledon. She has also given lecture recitals for Saga Classical Music Holidays and has performed widely as a classical artist on P&O and Fred Olsen Cruise ships.
Concerto performances have included Messiaen’s ‘Couleurs de la Cité Céleste’ with the Twentieth Century Ensemble of the Royal College of Music, conducted by Edwin Roxburgh, and concertos by Liszt and Beethoven with the Nottingham Philharmonia and the Nottingham Chamber Orchestra. She has also featured extensively on British radio.
Born in Liverpool, she studied initially with Heather Slade-Lipkin (Chetham’s School of Music) gaining an LTCL performing diploma at the age of sixteen, as well as an LGSM performing diploma, which she passed with honours. She then studied at Nottingham University gaining a BA Honours degree in Music with first class honours in performance. Julia continued as an RCM Exhibitioner on the Advanced Studies Course at the Royal College of Music under John Barstow, forming a piano trio and winning the Percy and Dorothy Coates Piano Trio prize in her first term. She received coaching from the Chilingirian Quartet and the Britten Quartet, and graduated with an ARCM diploma in piano performance.
Julia has also established a private teaching practice (The Hartmann Piano Studio) with her husband Bela Hartmann as well as teaching for many years at the Hindhead Music Centre.
Julia Hartmann became a Steinway Artist in April 2011.
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