Julija Ivanovaitė is a Lithuanian violinist and violist. Born in 1994, Julija is a passionate advocate of contemporary classical music, specializing in performing new music and collaborating with present composers.
Winning prizes at the national and international competitions and perfoming solo with the leading Baltic orchestras, Julija has established herself as one of the most promising young Baltic performers.
Since 2011, Julija is an artist of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO – a string ensemble, established in 2006 by the composer Gediminas Gelgotas.
As a member of the ensemble, Julija Ivanovaitė performs at the world’s leading concert venues, including Leipzig Gewandhaus, St. Martin- in-the-Fields, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Roundhouse in London, as well as prestigious music festivals – Usedomer Musikfestival, Toulon Music Festival, Ventura Music Festival, and collaborates with internationally acclaimed musicians – Kristjan Järvi, David Geringas, Roman Patkoló, Avi Avital, Mari Samuelsen, Ole Edvard Antonsen and others.
In 2018, as a member of the ensemble, Julija performed for his Holliness Dalai Lama and his Holliness Pope Francis.
In 2015 and 2018, Julija was awarded by her Excellency President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė for high achievements at international competitions.
J. Ivanovaitė started playing the violin at the age of six. In 2019, she finished her Master’s degree studies with prof. Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Edsberg Institute) and prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė – Savickienė at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Julija has also taken part in masterclasses with distinguished musicians, including Mihaela Martin, Boris Garlitsky, Alexander Gilman, Alissa Margulis and others.
Currently J. Ivanovaitė is writing her art doctoral project “Virtuosity in Postminimalism: Transformations of the Violin Concerto” at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.