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Julia Biłat

Cellist, Improviser, Composer

            Her sound is “the spirit of the cello”.
Her sense of improvisation is powered by lightening quick thinking, humour and musical wisdom.

G. Cohen

ABOUT
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Stegreif.Orchester © Alte Oper Frankfurt_Wonge Bergmann

A female cellist playing solo with an Orchestra

Julia Biłat is a Berlin based cellist, performer and composer. She has devoted herself intensively to exploring her own musical and performative language.

As a classically trained and improvising cellist, she participates in numerous musical projects such as Stegreif.Orchestra, Fabiana Striffler's Quintet, Maria Reich Duo and others.

Commissioned by Stegreif.Orchestra, she regularly composes, develops improvisational concepts and directs several productions (most recently #bechange Hildegard von Bingen 2022).

In the last two years, Biłat has focused on a project inspired by Japanese Butoh dance, in which she is developing a solo format for free, radical and holistic improvisation that goes beyond musical language to include performative elements.

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Discography

Julia Biłat, Drzewo, 2021

A cover of the CD album "Drzewo" released by Julia Bilat in 2021

 

COLLABORATIONS

- Leon Parker, The Leo 2021
- Fabiana Strif
fler, Archiotic 2021
- One Earth Orchestra, Journey 2021
- Daniel Schwarzwald, Began Muksam 2020
- Daniel Schwarzwald, Microcosmos 2019

- First Meeting BiWald Duo 2017
 

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To listen/buy album Drzewo

MUSI
PROJECTS

- The Performative Cello (cello, voice, performance)

Solo performance based on radical and holistic improvisation. With body, voice, cello and space.

- Drzewo

Original songs (in polish) and compositions, performed in collaboration with various instrumentalists

- Julia Biłat & Maria Reich

Free improvised Duos for cello and violin

- STEGREIF.Orchester

 

Cello, Composition

-Fabiana Striffler Quintett

A portrait of Julia Bilat, the improvising, female cellst and composer based in Berlin


Projects

VIDEO

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CONCERTS

Concerts

16.11.2023

With Nick Dunston/Julius Windisch and Jeremy Viner @ Cafe Plume

18h

05.11.2023

Stegreif.Orchester

SOC, 19h | Kasseler Musiktage, Kassel

https://stegreif.org/

02.11.2023

Stegreif.Orchester

SOC 18h | Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

https://stegreif.org/

12.10.2023

 

with Camila Nebbia @ Morphine Raum, Berlin

05.10.2023

Stegreif.Orchester

SOC, 19.30h | Herbstliche Musiktage Bad Urach

Recompositions by: Biłat, Aller, Kazourian, Schrenk, Duncan and Weinstock-Montag

https://stegreif.org/termine/symphony-of-change-oder-herbstliche-musiktage-bad-urach

26.09.2023

The Performative Cello with Gabriele Glang (poetry)

20h @Raetsche Geislingen an der Steige

https://raetsche.com/programm/gabriele-glang-und-julia-bilat/

18.09.2023

STEGREIF.Orchester

SOC, 20h @ Berlin Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal

Recompositions by: Biłat, Aller, Kazourian, Schrenk, Duncan and Weinstock-Montag

https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/musikfest-berlin/programm/2023/kalender/stegreif-the-improvising-symphony-orchestra

08.09.2023

Stegreif.Orchester

Premiere: Symphony of Change

19.30h @ Beethovenfest Bonn

Recompositions by: Biłat, Aller, Kazourian, Schrenk, Duncan and Weinstock-Montag

https://www.beethovenfest.de/de/programm-tickets/changesymphony/150

12.08.2023

Stegreif.Orchester @Detect Classic Festival

Improphonie

https://detectclassicfestival.de/en/lineup-2023/stegreif-orchester/

10.08.2023

15.07.2023

String Trio, 20h @ Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin
w/Marie Takahashi, Alex Fragenheim

24.06.2023

Fabiana Striffler Quintett

@Erfurt Jazz Club https://www.jazzclub-erfurt.de/?b=1000077&c=ED1000173

23.06.2023

Improphonie Stegreif.Orchester

Saelchen, Holzmarkt 25 Berlin

05.06.2023

with babylon Orchestra

@Holzmarkt, Säälchen, Berlin - 20 h

https://www.babylonorchestra.com/dates

02.06.2023

Goat Sessions with David Fernandez @PAF Berlin

https://www.performingarts-festival.de/en/program/goat-sessions-5

28.05.2023

Night of the Graphic Music by Grgur Savic,

Kuehlspot Social Club, Berlin

17.05.2023

withGuilherme Rodrigues @Hosek Contemporary, Berlin https://www.hosekcontemporary.com/events

29.04.2023

Mascha Juno Album Release Concert @ Podium Festival Esslingen https://www.podium-esslingen.de/artists/julia-bilat/

17.03.2023

Stegreif Chamber with Ana Prvacki @ Radialsystem, Berlin https://www.digitalinberlin.de/forecast-festival-7-radialsystem/

01.03.2023

Solo Performance,

20:30h @ Donau115, Berlin

http://www.donau115.de/

12.02.2023

#bechange "Thinking" Premiere@Dresdener Philharmony

Stegreif.Orchester

25.01.2023

Solo Performance

20.30h @ Kuehlspot Social Club, Berlin

https://kuehlspot.com/kalender.html

https://fb.me/e/3bqeJwCF0

16.11.2022

Fabiana Striffler Quintett Rejazz Festival

A-trane Jazz Club, Berlin

11.11.2022

 Duo & Maria Reich

@ L'ecritoire Salon Berlin

16.10.2022

The Performative Cello

@ Gabriele Glang Vernissage@ Kulturmühle Rechberghausen

24.09.2022

Stegreif Orchester, Improphonie Frankfurt, Palmengarten

23.09.2022

Stegreif.Orchester

Recomposition of Hildegard von Bingen by Julia Biłat, Alte Oper Frankfurt

20.09.2022

Stegreif Orchester, Improfest, Delphi Theater Berlin

28.08.2022

Goat sessions #3

Theater Performance @ Hosek Contemporary Berlin

15.07.2022

Premiere of Hildegard von Bingen Recomposed by Julia Bilat

#bechange by Stegreif Orchester, Kissinger Sommer, Bad Kissingen

12.06.2022

OEO and & Maria Reich Duo

@ Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci 

21.05.2022

Julia Hülsmann Oktett, Ulmer Zelt

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PAST SHOWS

Dec 09, 2019

Berliner Philharmonie, Hermann Wolff Room

Dec 05, 2019

Silent Green, Berlin

Nov 28, 2019

Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf

Oct 09, 2019

Premiere, Neuköllner Oper, Berlin

Don Giovanni STEGREIF&Neuköllner Oper, Berlin + 18 more shows until 10th of November

Sep 28, 2019

Theater am Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Aug 24, 2019

Hochbunker an der Friedberger Anlage, Frankfurt

Aug 15, 2019

Contain't, Stuttgart

Julia Biłat & Maria Reich & Konstantin Döben

https://www.facebook.com/events/2379261802325745/

Jul 09, 2019

Donau115, Berlin

Solo & Witches Brew

Club "Donau115' Donaustraße 115, 12043 Berlin 

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CONTACT

Contact

© Julia Biłat  -  Photography: Odelia Toder, Dovile Sermokas, Julia Milberger

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