Julia began her piano studies at the Turku Conservatory in 2013 with her teacher Jaana Luuppala. She received a certificate of advanced studies in the spring of 2021 and entered the Youth Piano Academy in the summer of 2021.
Julia has participated in the master classes of Janne Mertanen, Henri Sigfridsson, Tony Yike Yang, Antti Hotti, Niklas Pokki, Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Matti Raekallio, among others.
She has been awarded at the Pianoaura Competition in Turku in 2016 and 2019, at the Steinway Piano Competition in Helsinki in 2016, at the Stockholm International Music Competition in 2017, at the Tapiola International Piano Competition in 2019 and at the 2021 Canadian Youth Piano Festival in 2021 and has reached the finals in the Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition 2022.
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