Samojło, Julia

graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she studied with Tatiana Shebanova. She continued her studies with Szábolcs Esztényi and Maja Nosowska at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw and later with Ronan O’Hora, Graham Johnson, and Pamela Lidiard at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she was twice the recipient of a prestigious Guildhall Artist Fellowship.

She has premiered and recorded numerous contemporary music works. In 2014 her and Paweł Gusnar’s album Saxophone Varié received a Fryderyk Award from the Polish Phonographic Academy in the Chamber Music category. She is currently recording complete solo piano and chamber works by Krzysztof Baculewski for DUX.

As a dedicated chamber musician, she is a member of LoSa Duo with percussionist Leszek Lorent and a cello and piano duo with Karolina Jaroszewska. Her repertoire ranges from baroque to latest works by composers such as Thomas Adès, Krzysztof Baculewski, George Benjamin, Hanna Kulenty, Edward Nesbit, Dariusz Przybylski, Peter Wiegold, and Raymond Yiu. She has performed notably at London’s Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Prague’s Rudolfinum. In November 2015 she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Karolina Jaroszewska. She has performed with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Liebreich, Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk, and Polish Radio Symphony conducted by Marek Moś and Łukasz Borowicz. Her festival appearances include Warsaw Autumn, Radio Autumn in Prague, City of London Festival, and Oxford Lieder Festival. She has received numerous awards including the 1st Prize at the International Competition for Young Performers in Athens, as well as scholarships from the Prime Minister of Poland and the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.