About
Julie Ventoura,
is a Greek harpsichordist, born in Athens. She’s specializing in the German and French Baroque as well as in contemporary repertoire. She received her harpsichord diploma in 1999 with excellent distinction, from the Vignanelli School in Athenaeum under the guidance of the harpsichordist and writer Margarita Dalmatis. In 2005 she continued her studies with prof. Gordon Murray, in Vienna with whom she studied German Baroque as well as 20th-century works. She continued with the harpsichordist, Blandine Verlet in Paris cours du perfectionnisme. 
She has been collaborating with the Greek Musicians Association since 2000 as she organized many concerts at the Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory for many years. Mimis Plessas, composed and dedicated to her the largest number of works ever composed by a Greek composer for the harpsichord.
In the same year he performed the piece ‘’After Handels Vesper'’ by Gavin Bryars ' , in the presence of the composer during his visit to Theocharakis Foundation in Athens. The performance was recorded and can be found on the official site of the composer.
In 2010 she made her first debut as concerto soloist with the Orchestra of Colours in Philip Glass’s concerto for harpsichord and chamber orchestra at Benaki Museum.
On the occasion of the international centenary anniversary of the composer Jean Françaix she performed at the French institute of Athens his piece ‘’Insectarium,, in 2012.
In 2014 she performed on the Greek national radio Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
In 2015 she accompanied the great counter tenor Michael Chance in Vivaldi’s Stabat mater.
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, she gave a recital with Spanish Renaissance repertoire, in 2016 at the Byzantine Museum 
During the "European Heritage Days 2017 she presented a programme dedicated to J.S. Bach at the museum of Ancient Olympia.
Celebrating the 100 years of the birth of Lou Harrison she performed at the Greek -American union his work ‘’ Six sonatas, for the harpsichord in 2017. 
She founded the ‘’ Association of friends of Early lyrical art’’ who organizes concerts and master classes with internationally renowned artists such as Mark Kroll, Ton Koopman, Terence Charlston, Bob Van Asperen, Pierre Hantai, Michael Chance, Berten D'Hollander.

She teaches harpsichord at the Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory in Athens.
She is the artistic director of the Early music ensemble “Corde Varianti”.

1992 1997 Diplôme of piano at national conservatory of AthensFounded the NIKOLAOS MANTZAROS CONSERVATORY
1999 Diplôme of harpsichord at Atheneum conservatory of Athens
2002 Master class with MARK KROLL
2003 Foundation of the conscerts series,contemporary music for harpsichord by Greek composers
2004 Masterr class with Ton KOOPMAN
2004 Recital the early works of J.S.BACH for harpsichord
2005 Recital contemporary harpsichord under the auspice of greek composers union
2005 Concer for harpsichord and strings of Mimis Plessas first performance
2006 Master class with TERENCE CHARLSTON
2007 Hommage in D BUXTEHUDE recital la capricciosa
2008 Founded the EARLY music depertemnt at NIKOLAOS mantzaros conservatory
2008 Recording the first cd of german baroque compsers GRAUPNER.FISCHER,CPEBACH
2010 First performance in Europe the PHILIP GLASS harpsichord concerto
2011 Recording the second cd of contemporary music for harpsichord
2012 Master class with BOB VAN ASPEREN
2012 RECITAL J.S.BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
2012 RECORDING GOLDERG VARIATIONS


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