Who - Curriculum Vitae
Julia Bronkhorst studied singing with Sophia van Sante and Udo Reinemann at the Utrecht conservatory, finishing her studies with Margreet Honig and Lucia Meeuwsen.
She sings a wide repertoire and has participated in many opera productions, including Ravel's "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges", Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte", the world première of Schnittke's "Life with an idiot" and Schönberg's "Die Glückliche Hand", these last two with the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
She has given many recitals in various places in the Netherlands and has performed with orchestras in Prague, Munich and Vienna. In 2001 she performed in a programme of songs based on poems in Dutch and Afrikaans in South Africa. She has also taken part in many radio broadcasts, performing Romantic chamber music as well as works by 20th century composers such as Shostakovich, Jolivet, Bosmans and Pijper.
In l997, she performed at the Brahms festival in The Hague and in l999 at the "Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht" in "Les Indes Galantes" by Rameau. Also in 1999, she won a prize at a Belcanto festival.
Julia Bronkhorst made a CD with songs composed by Henriette Bosmans and Dutch contempory composers ("Henriette Bosmans and her circle") and her CD "Swewe en Swerwe, Poetical Songs about and around South Africa" with compositions by Dutch and South African composers was released in 2003.
In 2005 she gave a series of recitals based on this CD in South Africa. In 2008 she did the same in America.
In 2006 her CD " Rosa Ibérica " was released with songs of which the music and/or the texts originate in the multicultural society of medieval Spain.
She participated in a number of other CD recordings, including a CD with compositions by Jolivet, as well as a CD with compositions by Julius Röntgen.
Since 2008 she has been engaged with the Artez Acadamy of Music (Arnhem, Zwolle, Enschede).
In 2015, she sang Caroline Ansink's opera Polen in Plan Zuid.
In 2017 she will give concerts in Japan and Australia.
She was the initiator and creator of several opera productions in the Netherlands and Sweden.
In 2022 she gave concerts in Malaysia and won the Cultural Price Award of the municipality Leidschendam-Voorburg. (Click for video)