Julia Fredersdorff has performed and recorded over ten years with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles and now, back in Australia, leads some of ours. Most recently, she founded the baroque ensemble Van Dieman’s Band, already famous. This all took flight when in her 20’s, Julia came across a violin playing like nothing she had ever heard.
After studies in the Netherlands with Enrico Gatti, Julia Fredersdorff was based in Paris for almost ten years where she freelanced with some of the finest European ensembles, such as Les Talens Lyriques, Les Folies Françoises, Le Concert d’Astrée, Le Parlement de Musique, Ensemble Matheus, Les Paladins, Il Complesso Barocco, New Dutch Academy, Ensemble Aurora and Bach Concentus. Now resident again in Australia, Julia performs regularly as concertmaster for the Orchestra of the Antipodes and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian baroque ensemble, Van Diemen’s Band. She is a founding member of period string quartet Ironwood, and the twice ARIA-nominated baroque trio, Latitude 37 and founded the Peninsula Summer Music Festival in 2008 where she was the Artistic Director for 11 years. Julia has participated in CD recordings for Virgin Classics, Deutsche Grammaphon, Accent, Accord, Naïve, Erato, Passacaille, Ambronay, ABC Classics, Vexations840 and Tall Poppies, and teaches baroque violin at the conservatoriums of Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne.
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