Julija Hartig, was born in Yugoslavia to a family of musicians and started her violin education at age 5. After finishing her violin studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), she was engaged as an assistant professor in the class of her former teacher Evgenia Tchugaeva at the same conservatory.
Since 1994, she has lived in the Netherlands, where she studied at the conservatory of Rotterdam with professor Ilya Grubert and in Utrecht with professor Keiko Wataya.
As a soloist, she has performed with various orchestras such as Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Brabants Chamber Orchestra, St. Georges Strings, Belgrade Strings, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Serbia.
Julija is a member of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and various chamber music ensembles including Duo Hartig-Broekhans, ROctet, The Hungry Gods, Ensemble REI. She is one of the founding members of podium SPLENDOR Amsterdam and one of the initiators of the collective LUDWIG.
Julija’s repertoire includes pieces from baroque to contemporary music. Her interpretations are characterised by a great expressivity and temperament, refined technique and a warm sensitivity for colour. Her exciting way of playing has often led to mutually inspirational collaborations with contemporary composers. Several pieces have been written for and premiered by her.
Julija Hartig plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin “ex-Zimmermann”, which is a part of the Duch National Musical Instrument Foundation.