Julia Hwang

All Disciplines Award, Yale University - Music

Growing up as a solo violinist has given Julia the opportunity to engage with a rich musical culture in the UK and abroad. She was particularly honoured to perform in the BBC4 documentary on The Lark Ascending and to curate and record her recent album “Subito” under Signum Classics. Since graduating from Cambridge, Julia has been performing extensively and exploring the wider socio-cultural impact of music. Her work as an ambassador for BRACE Alzheimer’s Research and the Concordia Foundation has enabled her to combine her passion for performance and charity work. Performing in diverse venues ranging from the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall to hospitals and care homes in London made Julia truly appreciate the potential of music to provide joy and comfort to those who need it most. As a Fulbright Postgraduate student at the Yale School of Music, Julia will be able to tap into a completely new school of teaching and playing, engaging with other musicians and enriching her own interpretation and approach to the musical discipline. Outside of academia she is looking forward to exploring the diverse cultural and physical landscapes of the US, with hiking the Appalachians and the Rockies high up on the to-do list!