Julia Debowska, 16 year old soprano, born in Toronto, is a voice student in the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists under the tutelage of Jean MacPhail.
In February 2010, at the age of 11, Julia took part in the Young Musicians Gala Concert (Romancing Chopin) with the Toronto Sinfonietta Orchestra and conductor M. Jaskiewicz. In October 2011, she was invited to sing Mozart’s “Alleluia” in Rome, at the concert for the 22nd Anniversary of the John Paul II Foundation. In November 2011, she was the winner of the Grand Prix of the 22nd International Religious Singing Contest in Mississauga. In November 2013, winning the Anna German Vocal Competition in Toronto, Julia performed with conductor A. Rozbicki and the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra in February 2014. In January of 2014, Julia performed the complete work of Mozart’s with conductor M. Jaskiewicz, the Toronto Sinfonietta Orchestra and two choirs. In June 2014, she was once again invited to perform the work. Julia got 1st Place in The American Protégé International Vocal Competition in June 2014 and on December 21st, 2014, she sang at the Winner’s Recital in Carnegie Hall in New York.
Julia is attending the Cawthra Park Secondary School Drama Program in Mississauga. She also took part in the movie “The Shrine”, The Cold War Series on CBC, RBC Bank and Canadian Nursing Association Commercials. In her spare time, Julia also enjoys classical ballet and piano playing. She passed the Elementary Level exam with the Society of the Russian Ballet. She sings in English, French, Polish, German, Spanish, Russian and Italian.
As a winner of the annual Symphony on the Bay Young Artists Competition, Julia will sing “Ora Pro Nobis” from Mozart’s Regina Coeli, K.108, at the March 7, 2015 concert.