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ABOUT

"...the Ballarè is getting noticed for a charge and an impact always classy and highly emotional expressive power, to establish a strong bond with the public…"

- Repubblica

She has been invited to perform in prestigious venues, such as the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Concert Hall of Gnessis in Moscow, Gosser Ehrbar Saal in Wien, the Aula Magna of University “La Sapienza” in Rome, the Hall of Mirrors in Bratislava, Kurfurstliches Schloss of Koblenz and many others. She had performed as soloist with Alessandria’s Orchestra (Italy) and Musica Viva’s Orchestra of Moscow (Russia).

Giulia Ballaré (1987, Novara) is considered one of the most promising soloists of her generation.


She started playing guitar at nine years old and she graduated with top honors in 2012 from the conservatory in Novara “Guido Cantelli” with professor Guido Fichtner.


She has attended masterclasses with the most important figures of the classical guitar world, such as: Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Paolo Pegoraro, Marcin Dylla, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Adriano Del Sal.

At 20 years old, after an Erasmus’s experience in Spain, she devoted her life to the guitar; in six years (2012/2018) she has won more than 30 prizes in international competitions, among them, first prize at: Andrès Segovia (Linares, 2018), Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2017), Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria, 2016), Mottola (Italy, 2013); second prize: J. Tomàs-Petrer – 1st not awarded – (Spain, 2018), Enrico Mercatali (Gorizia, 2017/8), Thessaloniki Guitar Competition (Grece, 2017) Mertz Competition, (Bratislava, 2016), Montenegro International Competition, (Podgorica, 2016); third prize: M. Pittaluga International Competition (Alessandria, 2017), A. Frauchi International Competition (Moscow, 2017), J. Tomàs-Petrer (Spain, 2017), Sevilla (Spain, 2017), Emilio Pujol concorso Internazionale (Italy, 2017).

Giulia is regularly invited to play all over the world in prestigious venues.
In 2013 she released her first album with the label dotGuitar titled “Lirically Spain”, in 2019 "Untuned Guitar" with the Spanish label JSM Records.

 


Giulia Ballaré is a D’Addario and Tonebase Artist.

 

FIRST PRIZE

Andrès Segovia (Linares, 2018)

Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2017)

Omis Guitar Fest (Croatia, 2017)

Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria, 2016)

Villa de Aranda (Spain, 2015)

Comarca del Contado (Spain, 2014)

Mottola (Italy, 2013)

Acerra (Italy, 2013)

Asti (Italy, 2013)

Lissone (Italy, 2012)

Giulio Rospigliosi (Italy, 2011)

Mondovi (Italy, 2009)

SECOND PRIZE

Jose Tomas-Petrer (Spain, 2018) - (1st not awarded)
Enrico Mercatali (Gorizia, 2017)
Thessaloniki Guitar Competition (Greece, 2017)
Festival Internacional Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2016)
Mertz Competition (Bratislava, 2016)
Montenegro International Competition (Podgorica, 2016)
Andres Segovia (Linares, 2015)
Variazioni sul Tema (Italy, 2016)
Lissone (Italy, 2008)

THIRD PRIZE

50th Pittaluga International Competition (Alessandria, 2017)
A. Frauchi International Competition (Moscow, 2017)
Jose Tomas-Petrer (Spain, 2017)
Sevilla (Spain, 2017)
Emilio Pujol Concorso Internazionale (Italy, 2017)
Zagreb International Competition (Croatia, 2017)
Andres Segovia (Linares, 2016)
Claxica (Italy, 2016)
Claxica (Italy, 2015)
Nordhor (Germany, 2016)