Born in Moscow, Julia Okruashvili has built her career based on outstanding musical schooling, first at the famous Moscow Conservatory, then at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and then in Frankfurt, under the renowned Professor Lev Natochenny, who greatly influenced her artistic development.
This was further enriched by masterclasses with celebrated musicians such as Ferenc Rados, Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, Helmut Deutsch and Dmitry Bashkirov.
Julia Okruashvili has won numerous piano competitions, including the International Maria Yudina-Competition in St. Petersburg, the Firkusny International Competition in Prague, the “Citta di Pinerolo” in Italy, the Rosario Marciano International Competition in Vienna, the International Piano Academy in Freiburg, and the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona.
She has performed in important musical venues throughout Europe, the USA, and Russia, and appeared as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Nations and the Hessian State Orchestra.
Moreover, she has been heard on numerous television and radio stations, such as Radio Culture Moscow, Radio Culture St. Petersburg as well as on SWR and BR, WDR and ZDF.
Julia Okruashvili is a welcome guest at festivals, such as the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Mosel Music Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival, Schwetzinger Musikfestspiele, Heidelberger Frühling and Bregenz Festival.
Julia Okruashvili’s future appearances include reengagements for solo recitals and chamber music collaborations with renowned artists at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Classic con brio Music Festival, Casalmaggiore Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Georg Enescu Festival and other renowned musical centres.
Julia Okruashvili currently holds a teaching position at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany.