Born in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Julia graduated from the Rimski-Korsakov Academy of Music and in 1988 she won the national harp competition in Moscow. She was harpist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Leningrad and appeared as a soloist throughout Russia. Since moving to Israel, Julia has become a central figure on Israel's concert scene and appears regularly as soloist and in many chamber music ensembles. Since 2003 she is the Principal Harpist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.Julia's debut single, Six Wings Of Bliss, is part of the acclaimed singles series Allergy To Consciousness. Based on Geoff Smith's composition to Emily Brontë's words, it features two versions - one of them is with soprano singer Hila Baggio.
Julia's first solo album, Dusk, featured eight "Close up" versions of pieces by Philip Glass, J. S. Bach, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nicolas Flagello, Sergey Prokofiev, Harold Budd & Brian Eno. The album received enthusiastic reactions from both media and listeners in many countries.
Her second solo album, Dark, features pieces by Harold Budd, Philip Glass, Munir Bashir, Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich. The album was also released to rave reviews.
And now arrives Julia's new, third solo album - Dawn. It features her versions to pieces by John Cage, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gavin Bryars and Uri Brener. None of these pieces was originally written for a harp.