Julita Fasseva - double bass

Julita Fasseva, born in Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) moved at the age of 9 with her parents to Germany. She makes her first musical experience at the piano. 

After a career as a cellist, at the age of 18, she changes the cello for the double bass.

Before obtaining the orchestral diploma at the 'Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst  Frankfurt' in the double bass class of Prof. Günter Klaus, she also studied in Weimar with Hans Dieter Koch and in Saarbrücken with Prof. Klaus Trumpf.

She participates in masterclasses with Francesco Petraci, Thomas Martin, Heiner Braun, Marc Dorin, Boguslav Furtok, Waldemar Tamowski and Klaus Güttler.

Youth Orchestras as the Schleswig-Holstein Youth Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie are the first orchestral experiences for Julita.

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

Since 1999 she is a member of the bass section of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Belgium.

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 double bass solo and other pieces will come out on a cd decicated to Bulgarian composers. 

She founded with her husband Dimitri Mestdag the chamber music festival "Arbanassi Summer Music".


Lisanne Soeterbroek - violin

Mona Verhas - violin

Stefania Yankova - viola

Teodora Atanasova - cello

Elaine Ng - viola

Viktor Traykov - cello

Eric Speller - oboe

Louis Baumann - oboe

Dimitri Mestdag - English horn


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