Born in Salzburg in 1995, cellist Julia Hagen is one of the most promising instrumentalists of her generation. She received her first lessons at the age of 5 with Detlef Mielke at the Musikum Salzburg. She then studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Enrico Bronzi, as well as at the University of Vienna with Reinhard Latzko and from 2013 to 2015 in the class of Heinrich Schiff. In 2015, the young musician moved to the Berlin University of the Arts, where she studied with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz. Since 2019, Julia Hagen has been a stipendiary of the Kronberg Academy with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
In the 2020/2021 season, Julia Hagen was featured as a soloist and chamber musician as part of the “Great Talent Cycle” at the Wiener Konzerthaus. This includes a recital with pianist Igor Levit. She has also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. She made her debut at the Mehuhin Festival Gstaad and joined Aaron Pilsan in a recital at the Brucknerhaus Linz.
Highlights of the 2021/2022 season include a concert with the City of Birmingham Orchestra conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla at the Brucknerhaus Linz, her debut with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin conducted by Sir Andrew Davies, and her debut at the Schubertiade Hohenems with a recital together with Igor Levit. She will form a close artistic partnership with the Brucknerorchester Linz with concerts in Salzburg, in Linz and at the Gasteig in Munich. In January 2022, she will again embark on an extended tour of Japan. Chamber music-wise, she will play numerous concerts with the French Quatuor Arod, as well as be a guest at the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. At the invitation of artistic director Maximilian Hornung, she can also be heard at the “VivaCello” festival in Liestal.
Julia Hagen plays a violoncello by Francesco Ruggieri (Cremona, 1684), which has been made available to her by a private donor.