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Julia Plaut 1965

Mae Julia Plaut yn cyfansoddi’n bennaf ar gyfer llais, corau ac offerynnau chwyth. Mae ei gweithiau corawl wedi’u perfformio yng Nghanolfan y Mileniwm Caerdydd ac yn Eglwys Gadeiriol Llandaf yn ogystal â chân gelf yng Ngŵyl Leeds Lieder 2019. Mae premières ei cherddoriaeth offerynnol wedi cael eu cynnal yng Ngholeg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru lle mae Julia ar hyn o bryd yn astudio ar gyfer gradd Meistr mewn Cyfansoddi. Mae Julia yn cyfuno cyfansoddi â gwaith ar ei liwt ei hun fel chwaraewr basŵn ac arweinydd côr.

Julia Plaut is an energetic creative who enjoys making good things happen as a composer, bassoon player and music educator. Born in New South Wales, Julia has lived in Cardiff since 1999.  She thrives on collaborating with performers and is passionate about curating opportunities for young people to interact creatively with new music and professional musicians. 

Recent highlights include both composing and producing a site-specific chamber opera, The Y Knot, and conducting the premiere of her piece 24 PIANOS commissioned by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to celebrate the arrival of their 24 new Steinway pianos.

Julia composes for voices; including chamber opera, choral, Lied and songs for children, as well as large and small-scale instrumental works. Her music has been performed at Wales Millennium Centre, RWCMD, Leeds Lieder Festival, The Guard’s Chapel London, and Llandaff Cathedral.

Bassoon highlights include performing and recording with many of Britain’s finest early music ensembles such as The Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Touring extensively in Europe, the U.S and Japan, Julia has given performances at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Centre, Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and La Scala Milan.

Julia tutors Baroque Bassoon at the RWCMD and also mentors emerging RWCMD professionals in Early Years pedagogy. She founded the charity Little Live Projects in 2021 to provide musical opportunity for children and families in urban South Wales.

Julia Plaut (photo © Matthew Thistlewood)
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