Julia Selina Blank from Germany is an award-winning choral conductor at the beginning of an international career.
She is a returning guest conductor to the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and frequently engaged as chorus master for ensembles like the Norwegian Soloist´s Choir, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Swedish Radio Choir. Future engagements include concerts with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Swedish Radio Choir.
As co-founder and conductor of the JSB-Ensemble Oslo, Julia has created and lead projects combining early and baroque music with contemporary pieces. The ensemble consists of some of Norway´s leading ensemble singers and baroque instrumentalists and focuses on performing especially J.S. Bachs vocal works in a small vocal group.
Julia has been conducting amateur choirs for more than 15 years. Currently, she directs the award-winning chamber choir Kammerkoret NOVA in Oslo.
While still studying in Germany, she founded and conducted the Young Vocal Ensemble Munich whose members are young, professional singers with the ambition to combine soloistic and ensemble singing. In addition to presenting a number of concerts, the ensemble was part of the prize-winning music theatre “Mittelreich” at the German theatre “Münchner Kammerspiele” for several seasons.
The young conductor has been awarded second prize at the Eric Ericson Award 2021 and first prize both at the World Choral Conducting Competition in Hong Kong 2019 and the London International Choral Conducting Competition 2018. She was also finalist at the competition German Choral Conductors Prize 2021 with Rias Chamber Choir Berlin.
Julia has studied choral conducting with Michael Gläser in Munich, Fredrik Malmberg in Stockholm and Grete Pedersen in Oslo. She supplemented her studies with several master classes led by conductors like Anders Eby, Stefan Parkman, Justin Doyle and Daniel Reuss.
Several years as a singer in ambitious youth choirs like the World Youth Choir and the Bavarian State Youth Choir in Germany and professional ensembles like the Munich Philharmonic Choir contribute to Julia´s work as a choral conductor.
She currently lives in Oslo, Norway, with her family.