Julia Chmielewska-Ulbrich, born in Poland, was first amazed by the sound of the harpsichord at the age of 16, and received her first lessons on harpsichord at the Music School in Poznań (Poland). In 2004 she was awarded 1st prize at a polish national competition for high school students, an experience which encouraged her decision soon afterward to focus her musical studies on early music. In 2009 she was awarded 2nd prize at the First National Harpsichord Competition for academic students in Poznań, along with a special prize for the best performance of a work by J.S. Bach.
After completing her Master's Degree in Harpsichord Performance with Marta Czarny-Kaczmarska and Aleksandra Rupocińska in Wrocław (Poland) in 2010, she moved to Leipzig to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in the harpsichord class of Prof. Nicholas Parle, where she received a Masters degree in 2013. While in Leipzig she also studied fortepiano in the class of Eckhart Kuper. In 2011, she was awarded a DAAD scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service). She took part, drawing inspiration, in numerous masterclasses with Skip Sempé, Christophe Rousset, Bob van Asperen, Jacques Ogg and Colin Tilney.
Apart from her concert activities as a freelance harpsichordist she teaches and accompanies at opera projects and at competitions, such as the International Bach Competition in Leipzig.