Julia Moa Caprez

“I started playing the violin at the age of four.  When I heard Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor for the first time, I knew at once that what I wanted more than anything was to learn how to play it. But I had to wait for it until I was eight…

In the meantime, playing the violin had become a daily habit, like brushing my teeth!  Suzuki violin school, music conservatory, ensembles, orchestras, concerts in Scotland, Russia and beyond... the violin progressively took over my life.  But my back hurt... My body needed to move!

So I set aside my instrument to study dance in Amsterdam and circus arts in Buenos Aires and San Francisco.  My violin dozed in its case while I bounced from street theatre to cabaret, from circus troupes to dance companies. Years later, Vivaldi caught up with me.

I was working on developing my own clown character with the help of my teachers, Jeff Raz, Yvo Mentens and Caroline Obin, when I realised that the violin was an integral part of my voice at the deepest, most basic level.  Creating the Rois Vagabonds with Igor Sellem allowed me to reconnect with that voice.”