Julia Miller – piano
Julia Miller started playing the piano at the age of six. Since then her studies and professional career have all centered round the piano. She graduated from the Music academy of Lodz in piano performance and chamber music under the tutelage of Prof. Anna Wesolowska- Firlej, Prof. Boguslaw Pikala and Prof. Cezary Sanecki, just to name the few.
On the way she played some of the most prestigious venues in Poland, both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. She was finalist in a number of competitions and her playing was particularly noted for its distinctive flavour, at once impassioned but stable and controlled.
After a stint in Dublin, Ireland, she moved to Malta in 2012 and built herself a reputation as both as an accompanist to vocalists as well as an accomplished pianist in her own right.
In 2015 Julia Miller was very much involved in a concert rendition of Mozart’s ‘Cosi fan tutte’ and with Opera Studio “Atelier Lyrique” concerts in 2015. She has frequently collaborated with schools of ballet, and her talent and flair as a repetiteur has been equally coveted by leading music theatre productions, such as My Fair Lady in 2018.
In 2013 Julia Miller was chosen as one of four piano collaborator-interns at the Music Theatre Bavaria in Oberaudorf, Germany. In 2017 she was also piano accompanist during the 14th Vocal Masterclasses in Ventspils, Latvia.
She collaborated with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Kor Malta, the Manoel Theatre Youth Opera and been present in several festivals, including the Malta Baroque Festival, the Malta International Spring Festival and has been the piano accompanist to soprano Miriam Gauci during her masterclasses during the Gaulitana Festival. Following the concert concluding the masterclasses, Miriam Gauci hailed Julia Miller’s talent and style, calling her one of the best pianists she ever worked with.
Since 2019, Julia Miller has also started a series of solo recitals titled ‘Julia Miller Plays’, playing a wide-ranging repertoire of classical piano pieces, especially from the Romantic Period.
In 2022, Julia was the brains behind the project Valletta-Varsavja-Vjenna, where she was playing Mozart’s D Minor Piano Concerto together with Polish based Apertus Quartet as well as piano part in the specially commissioned piano quintet by Karl Fiorini. Project was supported by Arts Council Malta and The Embassy of Poland in Valletta.
Currently, she is reading her DMus at the University of Malta under the supervision of Prof. Michael Laus and Dr Max Erwin where she is focusing on female composers from the the end of 19th century from USA and Sweden.