VIOLA -  SPECIAL FACULTY -Julio López :: Faculty :: esim

Julio López was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

His first viola studies began at the Victoriano School of Music. López, with Maestro Rubén Moncada. In 1999 he received a scholarship from the University from South Mississippi to pursue higher viola studies under the tutelage of the teacher Dr. Michael Kimber.

In 2003 he continued his higher studies in viola at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany with Professor Wolfram Christ. In the same year he received a scholarship by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Germany and in 2007, completed his viola training, graduating with honors.


Since 2007 he has been a permanent member of the Münchner Philharmoniker, Germany with which he has made world tours. Since January 2014, also has performed as principal violist and chamber musician alongside violinist Henning Kraggerud and the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra / Orchestra Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic.

He is also a member of the viola ensemble, called Tertis Viola Ensemble, with who has recorded an acclaimed CD under the OehmsClassics label.

As a soloist he has performed with many orchestras, highlighting the Orchestra Philharmonic of Ecuador, the Honduran Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Chamber of San Pedro Sula. Julio López has given recitals in the United States, Italy, Spain, Croatia and Germany; and has been regularly invited to teach viola courses in Honduras, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

He was recently invited as a viola teacher for the Orchestra project Youth of Central America, which is organized by the Goethe Institute and the

government of Germany. As part of the Vila Música institution and the Academy Gustav Mahler collaborated with distinguished musicians, including Wenn-Sinn Yang from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Eszter Haffner from the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in Austria, Eszter Haffner of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.

His recognitions include first prize in the competition international viola Villas Llanes in 2006, Asturias Spain. In 2002, it was member of the USB Verbier Festival Orchestra and UBS Chamber Orchestra, Switzerland, playing throughout Europe, Asia and America.

He has participated in important projects with international soloists including works with professors such as Hartmut Rohde from the Universität der Künste Berlin, Walter Kuessner of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, Roberto Diaz from the Curtis Institute of Music, USA, Yuri Gandelsman, Fine Arts violist Quartet, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, Michael Kugel del Gent Conservatory, Csaba Erdély and Alexander Brussulovsky