JUlia

Mustonen-Dahlkvist

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Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is professor and Head of the Piano Department at the Ingesund college of Music at Karlstad University. She is Blüthner Artist and Genuin Records Artist in Germany. She is first prize winner in Nordic Piano Competition in 2004 and has received prices and awards in the Finnish Culture Foundation in Finland, Anders Wall foundation in Sweden and Sonning Scholarship award in Denmark among others.
Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is chosen one of the 20 most influential musical personalities of Sweden in the classical magazine OPUS in 2014.
Among other artistic project, Julia performed the complete repertoire of C. Debussy and recorded part of it, on Genuin records label in Germany. 
In a past few academic years Prof. Jula Mustonen-Dahlkvist was giving master courses in Latvia, Germany, South Korea, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Belgium among other countries. 

 Only during years 2016-2018 her students became Top Prize Winners and Finalists and Special Prize Winners of WFIMC level competitions like:
G. Bachauer International Piano Competition in US, Concours de Geneve in Switzerland, Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Georgia, Dublin International Piano Competition in Ireland, J. Mottram International Piano Competition in England, Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Switzerland, Grieg Piano Competition in Norway and Enescu International Piano Competition in Rumania
Julia is a concert pianist with diverse background. Born in a Finnish-Russian family, she started to play the piano at the age of three under the guidance of her mother, Lidia Mustonen. She has studied several years in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Royal Academy in Dublin as well as Stockholm College of Music and Marshall Academy in Barcelona. Important teachers has being for her:  Vitali Berzon, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, John O'Conor, Dominique Merlet and Alicia de Larrocha
Prof. Julia Mustonen -Dahlkvist is the Artistic Director of Gafsfjordens Music Festival, president of a Ingesund Piano Foundation and Artistic Director of the Nordic Piano Competition and founder and Artistic Director of the 1st Nordic Junior Piano Competition. 

                       

Produced by BLUETHNER PIANOS
Recording by GENUIN Records
Recorded at Mediencampus Villa Ida, Leipzig, Germany
Producer: Claudia Neumann
CD
Debussy Works for piano Part 4
Children's corner, Etudes Book 1 and 2


​"Here is thus a copious program, played with inspiration by the luminous and limpid playing of Julia Dahlkvist Mustonen. The music of the French composer dons flamboyant colors, offered with both intensity and rigor by the Finnish pianist, whose phrasing and respirations make us irremediably think of the remarkable playing of one of the world’s greatest pianists, Krystian Zimerman."

from review OPUSDOR,  Jean-Jacques Millo

Dutilleux

Choral at Variations

Albeniz

Evocacion

Parde A. Soler

Sonata in D minor

Some reviews...

Produced by PAT D'AMICO, Ricia Records
Recording by PRAET STUDIO
Recorded at COUGHLIN-SAUNDERS Performing Arts Center
Alexandria, Louisiana, USA October, 2007
CD
Recital with Julia Mustonen Live Performance
Haydn, de Falla, Mussorgsky.

“Acclaimed pianist Julia Dahlkvist works the infinite detail of the piano works of Debussy with superior technology and audible joy out of the sound. This is Monet for the ears. In crisp Studio Master quality, this release is an exceptional treat.”
“Brilliant young pianist, Julia Dahlkvist gives a stunning performance in the last of this series”  www.linnrecords.com    


 ”Här bjöd Julia på magisk upplevelseteater. Känsla och tanke ingick förening. Intuitivt bytte syn och hörsel plats med varandra. Ögonblicken sträcktes ut i tiden till de underbaraste strömmar av händelser, virvlande, dansande, jagande, gnistrande. Suveränt!”
- Sverker Magnusson, Arvika Nyheter  


"…pianisten Julia Mustonen spelade "Tavlor på en utställning" av Modest Mussorgskij. Hon levererade en tolkning som fullkomligt tog musten ur oss. ... En högklassig solist måste gå in i musiken och bli ett med instrumentet… Julia levde sig in i musiken med starka och känslosamma gester. Hon var så fysisk och ömsom smekte hon och ömsom tyglade hon flygeln, som om de vore en jättekropp. Storartat spelat och flera inropningar och långa, välförtjänta applåder."
- Jan Bergquist, Gotlands Tidningar         


“…det vigtigste for hende er selve den musikalske udfoldelse i al dens nuancerigdom. Både teknik og musikalitet triumferede i den første bog af etuderne, hvor Debussys vanskelige, teknisk-pædagogiske og indholdsrige musik nok blev spillet brillant, men samtidig med et afvekslende musikalsk indhold. Afslutningen med Lisle joyeuse var helt fantastisk.” - John Christiansen, Jyllands-Posten, Danmark