Julia Puchegger was born in Linz in 1976.
In 1982 she began training as a violinist at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz with Bohumil Semik. In 1994 she switched to viola, continuing her studies with Prof. Führlinger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Julia Puchegger is especially interested in traditional folk music and has been able to gain some experience of this in Ireland, Norway and Slovakia. In addition, she was a member of a Schrammel quartet for several years, paying light popular Viennese music.
In 2003, she began playing for the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in the academy, and since 2008 has been assistant principal viola.