Julita Fasseva

double bass

Julita Fasseva

Julita Fasseva, born in Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) moved to Germany with her parents when she was 9 years old. She began her music education first as pianist, then as a cellist. At the age of 18, she stared learning the double bass.

Julita obtained the orchestral diploma at the 'Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst  Frankfurt' in double bass as a student of Prof. Günter Klaus. She participated in masterclasses with Francesco Petraci, Thomas Martin, Heiner Braun, Marc Dorin, Boguslav Furtok, Waldemar Tamowski and Klaus Güttler. Her first orchestral experiences are as member of the Schleswig-Holstein Youth Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.

While still a student, she was associated with leading German orchestras, such as the “Symphonieorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks“, the “Rundfunkorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks”/München, the “Rundfunkorchester des Südwestfunks”, and the orchestra of the Opera Frankfurt/Main among others.

She is a member of the bass section of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Belgium since 1999.

In addition to her orchestral work Julita is active in various national and international orchestras and ensembles such as the "National Orchestra of Belgium", the "Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg", Ictus Ensemble, Spectra Ensemble, the "Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern" and the “Les Dissonances” in Paris.

Julita also started composing. Her first opus "Prituri se planinata" for solo double bass and other pieces will come out on a CD dedicated to Bulgarian composers.

With her husband Dimitri Mestdag, she founded the chamber music festival "Arbanassi Summer Music".

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