Born in Lugano, Switzerland, Giulia Genini studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the Recorder class of Conrad Steinmann and in the Historical Bassoon class of Donna Agrell and Josep Borras. She obtained her diploma in recorder (performance and pedagogy) with distinction and her Master in Historical Performance Practice in baroque bassoon and dulcian, also with distinction. She also took part in Master Classes with Jordi Savall, Pierre Hamon, Masaaki Suzuki, Steven Devine and Katharina Arfken.
She was awarded a scholarship of the FriedlWald Stiftung Basel, as well as the ASRI Prize in 2009. In 2014 she won the first prize of the Foundation Kiefer Hablitzel and consequently performed as a soloist at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
Giulia Genini regularly performs with Ensembles such as: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, I Barocchisti, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, La Divina Armonia, Ensemble Claudiana, La Piffarescha, Cappella Mediterranea, Kammerorchester Basel, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Accademia degli Astrusi, Freitagsakademie Bern, Capriccio Basel, Il Pomo d’Oro, Il Complesso Barocco, NDR Barockorchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de l’Académie Européenne, Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra, Cantus Cölln and Concerto Palatino, Freiburger Barockorchester, Il Gusto Barocco, Millenium Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Andrea Marcon, Diego Fasolis, Giovanni Antonini, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Luca Pianca, Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon, Ottavio Dantone, Stefano Montanari, Alan Curtis, William Christie, Masaaki Suzuki, Bernhard Forck, Konrad Junghänel, Ivor Bolton, Federico Ferri, Gabriel Garrido, Andreas Stoehr, Jörg Halubeck.
In october 2012 she performed as a guest recorder player with the Berliner Philharmoniker for a Vivaldi programm conducted by Andrea Marcon.
As a soloist she performed together with Venice Baroque Orchestra at Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Settimane Musicali di Ascona, Geneva Victoria Hall, Carinthischer Sommer Festival Ossiach, 59. Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau in Ostbayern and in New York Carnegie Hall.
She is the director of the ensemble Concerto Scirocco, developing an intense discographical and musical activity focused on XVII repertoire all around Europe, obtaining important rewards like Diapason Découverte, 5 Diapasons, CHOC Classica du mois, 5 Étoiles Classica.
She took part in radio recordings for RSI Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete Due, Radio de la Suisse Romande Espace 2, Radio Swiss Classic, Radio Classique France, SRF Kultur und MDR, video recordings for ARTE, TSI and Schweizer Fernsehen and in CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Decca, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, Arcana, Alpha and CPO.
Since 2015 she is invited as guest-coach at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, coordinating winds sectionals for orchestral projects about Historical Performance Practice. There, she’s also currently working as Co-Head of Studies in the performance area.
In April 2019 she taught a Workshop at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis about italian instrumental repertoire from 17th century.
She was member of the jury for the Swiss Youth Music Competition from 2010 until 2016.
She is also artistic director of the Early Music Festival CaronAntica, which takes place in the historical village of Carona, by Lugano, Switzerland.
She teaches historical bassoons at the Haute École de Musique de Genève and at the Conservatorio “Bruno Maderna” in Cesena.