Giulia Barbini – Historical and Modern Flute

Flautist Giulia Barbini was trained as a modern musician in Florence and Vienna. Then, for the sake of music, she went a step into the past, started playing on historical instruments and reading treatises. She now performs with the leading period instrument orchestras.


Giulia studied music in her hometown Florence at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. After her diploma she was a pupil of Chiara Tonelli and in 2003 she moved to Vienna to continue her studies with Dieter Flury (principal flutist of the Wiener Philharmoniker). She got her Master of Arts degree at the at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.

Since 2006 she has dedicated herself to the study of the historical performance practice, playing on period instruments which she studied with Mathias von Brenndorff, Marcello Gatti and Lisa Beznosiuk. She graduated from the “Formation Supérieure” of the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France and attended the Ann and Peter Law Experience of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Giulia has been substitute at the Wiener Staatsoper (Wiener Philharmoniker) and today she travels Europe performing with both modern and period instruments orchestras such as the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Les Musiciens du LouvreLa Chambre Philharmonique, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Spira Mirabilis. She appears in recordings of Harmonia Mundi and Naïve.

Together with her friends she founded Symphonie Fantastique, an ensemble specializing in the historical performance practice of the Romantic Repertoire.