Glinka: Sonata for Viola and Piano in D minor
Bridge: 2 pieces for Viola and Piano
Pensiero Allegro appassionata
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor
Allegro appassionato Andante con poco adagio Allegretto grazioso Vivace
Juliette Kowalski (viola)
Until she was 18, she studied in France in her native region, Franche-Comté, where she performed with local professional ensembles such as Orchestre Victor-Hugo and Ensemble Tetraktys, as well as performing chamber music repertory. In 2009 she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, and entered Frédéric Kirch’s class at the Haute École de Musique, where she obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees. While studying in Lausanne, she worked with several professional ensembles. Her passion for chamber music led her to create the Appassionato Quartet, tutored by the Debussy Quartet for a year, with which she performed over three years.
She also joined the French Youth Orchestra for 3 years and the Joven Orquesta Nacional De España in 2010.
She had her first pedagogic experience in Palestine where she taught children and teenagers during a summer course organised by the Edward Saïd National Conservatory of Music in collaboration with Nigel Kennedy. In 2012 she performed with the Palestine String Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy at the Jerusalem Festival.
She moved from Lausanne to continue her studies at the RNCM, where she completed a Master Degree in 2017, and won the 2017 RNCM Rachel Godlee Viola prize. Besides performing at several events organised by the RNCM, she joined the Mahler Chamber Orchestra academy with Daniel Harding in 2016, and she has been invited to play at the Mendelssohn on Mull festival. She regularly returns to Switzerland to perform with the Young Eurasian Soloist String Orchestra, with which she performed in Zurich, Bern, Almaty (Kazakhstan) and at the Sion Festival.