Julia Bomfim

Julia Bomfim

Instrument: Violin | Location: Boston

Updated: August 20, 2019

Born: April 17, 1991

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Julia Bomfim is an exceptional violinist based in Boston, MA. Her unique style combines Classical music and Brazilian music with other South American flavors. Half Argentinian from her mother side and half Brazilian, Julia's energetic and versatile playing have ensured her place in these various musical genres.

Born into a family of artists, Julia began her music studies at the age of seven. Inspired and encouraged by her father, the renowned flutist Marcelo Bomfim, the violin became the focal point of her early childhood. 

In 2013, she graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) with a Bachelor of Music degree. While completing her studies at this prestigious institution Julia was selected to participante and perform in distinctive music festivals around the world, such as the Académies Internationales d'été du Grand Nancy (France), L’Acadèmia Internacional de Música de Solsona (Spain), Summit Music Festival & Institute (United States), Festival Villa-Lobos (Brazil).

In 2011 she earned a coveted scholarship to study for one year at the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford) under the guidance of internationally acclaimed violinist Anton Miller.

Striving to continue her musical studies at a higher level, she moved to the U.S. for a longer period and in 2016 she received her Masters degree in Violin Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College under the guidance of violinist Laura Bossert.

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