Dutch violinist Julia Philippens has evolved as a genre-surpassing musician. Improvising on jazzmusic or contemporary classical music became a second nature since she developed herself after her classical studies. After graduating Cum Laude from her Bachelors in 2011, she went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude for her Jazzviolin Masters diploma stating she is a ‘unique, groundbreaking violinist, with a radiant stage personality.’
A mix of Spanish passion and Dutch sobriety, vain romanticism roughly disrupted by cynicism, combat and reconciliation. Nothing exists without the opposite, so neither with Philippens and Torres.
Julia collaborated as a soloist with the Zurich Jazz Orchestra, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw (with Fuse), Konrad Kosseleck Big Band, Laundry Bigband, Philharmonic Sudwestfalen a.o.
Julia has been invited by many musicians such as: Shakira, Justin Dicioccio, Kytemans orchestra, Herbert Grönemeyer, Ed Kowalczyk, Oliver Heldens, Marco Borsato, Moke, Laura Fygi, Wouter Hamel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Peter Beets, Michiel Borstlap and Benjamin Herman.