Juliana Koch


Juliana Koch, oboe

Juliana Koch is one of Europe’s most sought after oboists, both as an experienced orchestral principal and a charismatic concerto soloist. She is a laureate of the 2017 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, where she was ranked highest among the prizewinners and also took the Audience Prize and the Osnabrücker Prize. She occupies the Principal Oboe chair in the world’s oldest orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen.

Juliana has appeared as a Guest Principal with some of the most distinguished orchestras in Europe, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where she spent a season as Guest Principal.

Juliana has been the soloist in concerto performances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and more. She has worked with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev and Pierre Boulez.

Juliana is an active chamber musician and has performed at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals, including Paavo Järvi’s Pärnu Music Festival, the Storioni Festival in Eindhoven, Festival ManiFeste in Paris and the Lucerne Festival. She studied with François Leleux in Munich and with Fabian Menzel in Frankfurt, taking additional lessons with Professor Jacques Tys in Paris. While in Munich, Juliana studied Baroque Oboe with Saskia Fikentscher.

In 2017 Juliana was awarded the Scholarship of the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb and was selected as featured artist in Germany’s Young Artists Concerts. She plays a Marigaux M2 oboe