Julia Jones, fifteen, started to take violin lessons with Viktor Basis at age of five at Lucy
Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center. Julia currently attends Special Music
2013 Julia won 1st Prize at the Cremona International Competition, Junior Group,
2015 Julia won 1st Prize and Special Prize from Natalia Korsakova at the eMuse
International Competition in Athens, Greece.
2015 she won 1st Prize at the Grand Virtuoso International Competition in Paris,
2016 won 1st Prize at the American Protege International Concerto Competition.
2016 she became semi-finalist of the 8th International Louis Spohr Competition for
Young Violinists in Weimar, Germany.
2017 Julia became Grand Prize Winner at the 4th ENKOR International Competition.
2017, First Prize winner for The Music of 19th Century at the Great Composers
International Competition, First Prize winner for Artist of the Year, at Great Composers
International Competition, and First Prize winner for Best Wieniawski Performance at
Great Composers International Competition.
2018 Julia became a winner of Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition.
2018, First Prize Winner of VIVO International Music Competition.
2018-2019 Julia became New York State and Eastern Division Winner of MTNA(Music
Teacher National Association) Competition. She is going to National Competiton in
Spokane, WA in March 2019.
Julia attended various music festivals like, InterHarmony Music Festival in Germany,
International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy, Summer String Festival at Merkin Hall,
NYC, International Academy of Music in Castelnuovo di Carfagnana, Italy, Concertato
Masterclasses in Anacapri, Italy, and Crans-Montana Classics Masterclasses in
She performed at Merkin Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York.
She was invited to Paris to perform at the National Bastille Opera at the Winners Award
Julia performed at the musical evening at Joshua Bell’s Fundraising event.
She performed at the annual Gala for Kaufman Music Center in NYC, and Henry
Schneider Scholarship Luncheon and Concert, and many other concerts around NYC.
On May 22, 2017 Julia performed Bach Double Concerto with Joshua Bell.
In 2016, Julia gave solo recitals the Christ Church NYC and Ann Goodman Hall at the
Kaufman Music Center.
In 2017, Julia played a solo recital at Castelnuovo di Carfagnana.
Julia was taking masterclasses with Dmitri Berlinsky, Felix Andrievsky, Vadim Gluzman,
Catherine Cho, Almita Vamos, Natalia Likhopoi, Viktor Tretiakov.
In 2017 Julia was one of 12 students who were chosen to participated in masterclasses
directed by Shlomo Mintz in Crans-Montana, Switzerland where she studied with
Shlomo Mintz, Cihat Askin, Sungsic Yang, and Sonig Tchakerian.
In the summer of 2018 Julia was accepted to Perlman Music Program, where she
studied with Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, Li Lin.
In 2018, Julia received a merit scholarship from Kaufman Music Center.
2018-2019, Julia won New York State at National MTNA Competition, then she won
Eastern Division, and she became a Finalist of National MTNA competition, and she
became Bronze Winner of National MTNA Competition.
In her spare time Julia likes to go to art museums, play video games, paint, and read.