Recent recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship, violinist Julia Hill has flourished into passionate performer of classical music. Guided by former Arditti String Quartet violinist, Graeme Jennings, she was appointed Concertmaster of the Curro Chamber Orchestra at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp 2020 and has achieved an Award with Distinction on her Licentiate of Music, Australia. 

Since moving to Brisbane in 2018 from Hervey Bay, Julia has enjoyed many musical engagements including being appointed Principal Second Violin in Queensland Youth Symphony 2019, and performing alongside professionals in national ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists. In 2019, she performed as a soloist alongside the Indooroopilly Chamber Orchestra and the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and is looking forward to playing Beethoven’s Romance no. 2 in F major with the Brisbane Concert Orchestra this year. Additionally, she will be curating a series of concerts with emerging ensemble, the Jacaranda String Quartet, and will perform as part of the Brisbane Music Festival as a young artist. 

With a 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Julia has turned to overseas study to propel her love for music. In 2022, she will undertake study, internships and language training in Japan. During her program, she will investigate the role music plays in Japan’s society and is looking forward to collaborating with Japanese musicians and educators as part of her Honours thesis.