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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.
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 main universities in Latvia, Germany, South Korea, Hong Kong, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Belgium among other countries.
In 2019 her students became First Prize winners in Maria Canals Piano International Competition (WFIMC) and Cassagrande International Piano Competition (WFIMC) and the Vendome Prize at Verbier Festival 2019.
During the years 2016-2018 her students became Top Prize Winners, 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 EnescuInternational Piano Competition in Rumania.
Latest her student Daumants Liepins unanimously won Vendome Prize at Verbier Festival 2019 and in September 2019 Aristo Sham will play Rachmaninov Concerto no 3 with Sir. Simon Rattle and LSO.
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.