Julia Wallin


“... Julia Wallin and Myroslava Khomik play music created by the pain of oppression. The beauty of their playing restores our faith in humanity.”

Lord Mervyn King, Governor of Bank of England, 2003-2013

“…a born colourist …eagerly anticipated return… Wallin left a deep impression”

Fringereview, Dr Simon Jenner

“ …the concert exceeded all expectations…Wallin has an ability to vividly create a story behind masterworks, creating an unique atmosphere…”

Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka

Julia Wallin, award winning UK based Finnish concert pianist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, US and UK and won prizes in several competitions such as Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Wilfrid Parry competition and Poleeni Lied Piano Competition.

Wallin has performed as a concerto soloist with Gramophone awarded Sinfonia Lahti, Slaithwaite Philharmonic, Sigyn Sinfonietta etc. to great critical acclaim,

In January 2019 she played her solo debut in London’s iconic St-Martin- in- the- Fields, where she was invited back to perform in March 2020. Her festival performances include Joroinen Music Festival, Brighton Fringe and Aboa Nova to name but a few. In Autumn 2017 Wallin performed at Kensington Palace to HRH Duchess of Cambridge.

Julia Wallin has recorded her debut album together with eight time Grammy winner producer, Andreas Neubronner. The album containing music by Sibelius, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Debussy, will be released in 2024.

One of Wallin’s most important roles is promoting Nordic and especially Finnish piano music. Originally from Sibelius’ birth town, Hameenlinna, she has performed all Finnish programs across the world introducing new audiences to these rare gems.

Devoted supporter of contemporary composers, Wallin will give world premieres of several works from award winning composers such as Geoffrey Gordon (Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic) and Benjamin Ellin (Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon).

Since 2022 Wallin started to perform all Ukrainian concerts together with violinist Dr. Myroslava Khomik. MUSE UKRAINE: “Indomitable Spirit” are charitable concerts raising funds to British-Ukrainian Aid in collaboration with The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), Reform Club, The Finnish Embassy in London etc. In 2024 they have started to work on BEYOND MUSE, non-profit organisation.

Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Julia was given the rare opportunity to study both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She was taught by one of the most distinguished exponents of Moscow School of piano playing, Tatyana Sarkissova, as well as Andrew West, one of the most successful chamber musicians in Europe. She has further continued her studies with distinguished Professor Emeritus Christopher Elton (Royal Academy of Music) and Professor Matti Raekallio (Juilliard).

Wallin is currently Lecturer of Piano at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has taught piano at King's College, University of London. Her students have obtained places at world's leading conservatories such as Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatory (on a scholarship), Eastman and Lawrence Conservatories. She has also given masterclasses at Cambridge University. Julia would like to acknowledge Finland’s Cultural Foundation and TAIKE for generously awarding scholarships and grants for her work and studies at the Royal Academy of Music.