Julija Zibrat - Violin, Viola

Having performed throughout Europe and North America, violinist Julija Zibrat is quickly gaining recognition as a musical multi-linguist. She is highly sought-after as a teacher, chamber musician and soloist with diverse establishments in the Early Music, New Music and World Music scenes. From touring North America with Oplenac, a Serbian folklore music and dance ensemble to performing as the concertmaster of the San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble to taking part in world premieres at New Music concerts, Ms. Zibrat moves between worlds with grace.

Julija Zibrat, a native of Slovenia began her violin studies at the age of six and began teaching when she was fourteen. Having taught students from ages three to seventy, Julija is passionate about teaching and strongly believes that music education should be available for all. She immigrated to Canada and triumphed in competitions around the world, recently performing in cathedrals all over France. After her debut CD in February 2016, Dante’s Mirror, she released two more within a couple months: Mozart’s Shadow and Orpheus’s Lyre. Funded by the Harriet Harrison Kelly Scholarship, she is a recent graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Ian Swensen and was selected to be one of the 2015 concerto soloists for the Conservatory Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed. In her free time, she loves doing yoga, painting and going on hikes.