Julia Dinerstein

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Julia Dinerstein is one of the most prominent viola teachers in the Netherlands. She works at the Rotterdam Conservatory, ARTEZ Conservatory in Arnhem and Zwolle, Maastricht Conservatory, the Hellendaal Music Institut (Rottedam) and Academy for Musical Talent (Utrecht). Julia regularly gives summer masterclasses in France, Spain, US, China and Italy. A great number of Julia’s pupils and students became winners of National and International Viola Competitions.

Julia studied violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Elizabetha Gilels and Andrei Korsakov, later she studied viola at the Maastricht Conservatory with Michael Kugel (Soloist Master Degree with Distinction).

As a soloist and chamber music player she has participated in International Festivals in Europa, America and Far East where she played chamber music with Dmitri Sitkovetski, Daniel Rowland, Priya Mitchell, Niek de Groot, Michael Kugel. Since 2002 Julia lives in The Hague, Netherlands and she plays numerous recitals and chamber music concerts, amongst others as a member of The Hague String Trio and Zemtsov Viola Quartet.

Julia has worked as a guest principal violist at the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Holland Symphonia (Holland), Flamish Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic and De Munt Orchestra (Belgium) amongst others.

Julia is the 2nd Prize winner at the Beethoven Int. Viola Competition (Austria).