Julianna Odubajo

Julianna Odubajo


Irish         Age: 22

Rebecca Clarke
Viola Sonata

Henri Vieuxtemps

Julianna Odubajo is a recent graduate of the TU Dublin Conservatoire. She began her studies on the viola in 2017 under the tutelage of Andreea Banciu, violist of the ConTempo Quartet and INO. She was also a student of the Liszt Academy, studying under Barsony Peter in 2022. Alongside the viola, Julianna is also a pianist and organist who recently studied with Simon Harden.

Her dedication to music is shown through her various achievements throughout the years in many different competitions. She is a multiple prize winner at the Feis Ceoil, and has also won numerous prizes in TU Dublin Conservatoire, both on viola and on the piano. She is also involved in many chamber groups in Ireland.

She is an experienced orchestral musician and was a member of numerous orchestras, most notably the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Korean National Symphony Orchestra Academy under the baton of Chiyong Chung in Seoul. She also be attended and performed at many other orchestral and masterclass programmes in Germany, Hungary and Estonia.

Programme Notes

The first movement of Rebecca Clarke’s viola sonata shows off the viola’s strength and versatility of emotions with a grand introduction and sensitive second subject.  Vieuxtemps’ Elegie and Barcarolle are both lyrical and are complemented by the viola’s mellow and somber tone while having moments of virtuosity and delicacy.