Award-winning concert pianist, Julia Siciliano has been heralded as a musician with
“fabulous creative power” by the Bonn General-Anzeiger. Ms. Siciliano has become a
well-respected and anticipated rising talent on the world stage, being invited as a solo
artist by many prestigious orchestras, and festivals, most recently with the Seven Hills
Sinfonietta. A winner of many local and international piano competitions, Julia has won
top prizes at the Heida Hermanns International Competition, Iowa Piano Competition,
MTNA National Competition, and Beethoven Sonata Competition. Active as a chamber
musician, Julia has been invited to perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Players, and has given numerous recitals with Metropolitan Opera stars
Amanda Pabyan, Eric Owens, and Marina Domashenko.
Julia has an active performing career in both solo and chamber music capacities across
stages in North America, Central America, and Europe. She has performed multiple
times live on Chicago radio station WFMT, Detroit’s historic Scarab Club, Cincinnati
Music Hall, the Bulgarian Consulate in New York City, Teatro Falcone Borsellino in
Ragusa, Italy, Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Teatro Nacional of Gautemala,
Parvis de l’église Notre-Dame d’Espérance in Cannes, Chateau Haute Sarpe in St.
Emilion, and Deutsche Telekom Headquarters in Bonn. Her debut solo album "Dream
Catchers”, released in 2016 to great acclaim, was praised by Gramophone Magazine for
her "fine technique and natural musicality”. Of particular note was her performance of
Debussy's Images Book II with its "masterful delicacy, harmonic motion, and timing".
As a freshman at the Eastman School of Music, where she received her bachelor’s degree
under the guidance of Nelita True, Julia won the school-wide concerto competition, and
performed Beethoven’s Second Concerto. She received a master's degree at the
University of Michigan, studying with Logan Skelton.