Julia Oberndorfer

Julia started to play the piano at the age of 6 but switched to cello two years later when she fell in love with its warm and deep sound. During the years she became a very passionate orchestra and chamber musician. Julia has been the principal cellist in the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra, the Young Artists Orchestra of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Orchestra of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz. She also gained further experience as a member of the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the orchestra “Philharmonices mundi” with members of the Brucknerorchester Linz. In 2013 she was invited to play a concert with the piano trio “Triophonie” at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo/Malta. Several concert tours gave her the opportunity to play in prestigious concert halls around the world, such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Athenäum in Bukarest, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Stephaniensaal Graz and the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. She won the audition to participate in the European Union Youth Orchestra 2018. Since autumn 2017 Julia has been a member of the LGT Young Soloists.

Julia Oberndorfer

  • Instrument: Cello
  • Birthday: May 13th 1997
  • Place of birth: Austria


2015: Winner of the “Dr. Josef Ratzenböck Stipendium” in Upper Austria

2014: 1st prize at the federal state competition “Prima la musica and 3rd prize at the national competition “Prima la musica” in the category cello solo

2013: 1st prize at the federal state and national competition “Prima la musica” in the category chamber music and a concert tour to Gozo/Malta as a special prize

2012: 1st prize at the federal state competition “Prima la musica” in the category cello solo


Since 2016: Student of Julian Arp at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz

2011-2016: Student of Andreas Pözlberger in the Akademie für Begabtenförderung at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz

2005-2011: Student of Wolfgang Rieger at the Landesmusikschule Kremsmünster

She attended masterclasses with Heidi Litschauer, Umberto Clerici (International Summer Academy Mozarteum), Patrick Demenga and Mikhail Nemtsov.

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