Julia Kadel

“The C. Bechstein concert grand enables me to travel wherever I want in diverse and captivating musical universes.”

Julia Kadel

 

Julia Kadel was born in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1986. She began playing the piano at the age of seven and, after eight years of classical training, discovered a passion for jazz. After obtaining her “Abitur” and a preliminary psychologist diploma at Humboldt University of Berlin, she decided to focus on music and started studying jazz piano at Dresden’s Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in 2009, which enabled her to participate in numerous projects as a pianist, composer and arranger.  

In the spring of 2013, she received a one-year grant from her college and, together with the Julia Kadel Trio, won the HfM-Jazzpreis awarded by the Saarland Conservatory the following fall.   In 2014, Julia Kadel and her trio recorded their first CD entitled Im Vertrauen, which was released on the label Blue Note/Universal Music. The following year, she was nominated for the Echo Jazz prize in two categories (Newcomer of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year) and performed with her trio at Jazzahead! – the largest jazz fair in Germany.  

In 2016, the Julia Kadel Trio embarked on a tour and has recorded their second CD – on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand (Blue Note/Universal Music).  

 

Photos © Thomas Schlorke and Torben Garlin

„Über und Unter“

„Über und Unter“

Two years after their hugely successful debut CD entitled Im Vertrauen, the Julia Kadel Trio has done it again with a new album called Über und Unter. Improvising on compositions by Julia Kadel, the three young musicians wanted to push the boundaries and discover new musical horizons. This second CD released on the label Blue Note/Universal Music was recorded live on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand. The live atmosphere really adds to the listening experience.