Julia Karpeta

Julia Karpeta – viola da gamba

She graduated from the viola da gamba class of the Secondary Music School in Wrocław, where she studied with Prof. Petr Wagner. She mastered her skills at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, collaborating with Prof. Brent Wissick and next with Rainer Zipperling in Cologne. Julia studied also with the English gambist Mark Caudle.

The history of her studies includes also the masterclasses with Paolo Pandolfo, Wieland Kuijken and Lucas Peres. As a soloist and chamber player she performs in Poland and abroad (Germany, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland and Spain). She regularly collaborates with a number of superb early music ensembles.

Julia has participated inseveral early music festivals, among others International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, BRQ Vantaa Festival, MITTO SettembreMusica, Misteria Paschalia, Intenational Bach Festival in Świdnica, Pieśń Naszych Korzeni and Festival International de Santander. Her cooperations with other musicians include a bulk of CD recordings (Musica Gratulatoria with Ars Cantus, albums with pieces by Polish composers Marcin Mielczewski and Bartłomiej Pękiel with Wrocław Baroque Ensemble and others).

She recorded for MEZZO TV playing with ensembles Arte dei Suonatori and Le Poème Harmonique. In 2011 she became a fellow of the „Young Poland” – Programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. With her husband, she plays in a viola da gamba duet Fernabucco, winner of the 2nd prize at the International Early Music Competition in Żory 2012.

She also cocreates the Overtone trio who specialise in the performance of 17th and 18th century music. Artist besids viola da gamba plays also soprano viol and violone in G. In 2019 CD Accord has released her solo album with Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray music.

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