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Julia Saretz was born in 1982 in Torgau. In her musical family, she came early in contact with music and began playing the violin at the age of six years. Piano playing and choral singing were also part of her musical education. From 2000 to 2006 she studied Viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) Leipzig, and at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, as well as musicology at the University of Leipzig.
From 2007 to 2008 she worked as an education officer at the National Music Council, Saxony-Anhalt. In addition, she was active at the neue musikzeitung (nmz) in Regensburg and at the Goethe Institute in Tbilissi/Georgia.
During her studies she was very interested in the interpretation of Early Music. She was involved in various student projects of the Baroque Department of HMT Leipzig and was a member of the Renaissance ensemble RinascitaConsort. Today she plays doublebass in a Berlin jazz band.
Since July 2009, Julia Saretz is a project manager of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.