Julia Clancy

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Violist/USA

As a member of the elite ensemble, Aldeburgh Strings, Julia performs concerts regularly in London and Snape England, with a most recent recording released on Signum Classics. Julia has served as principal violist in numerous international orchestras and has performed frequently in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with The New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Yale Philharmonia among other groups. As a soloist, Julia has performed with the Cleveland Institute of Music orchestra as a winner of the concerto competition, and other ensembles. In 2014, Julia held solo viola chair of Krzysztof Penderecki’s festival orchestra, working closely with the composer/conductor and toured Germany and Poland. Other engagements as principal violist have included the Britten-Pears Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Sarasota Festival Orchestra, Citymusic Cleveland, Moritzburg Festival orchestra, and Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Orchestra.
Julia began playing viola in her hometown, Shoreham NY, and continued at Juilliard Pre-College with Heidi Castleman. Equally committed to academics, Julia pursued a B.A. in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, while simultaneously working toward B.M. at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Robert Vernon. Currently, she is a graduate fellowship student of Ettore Causa at Yale University. Her 2015 engagements included the Perlman Music Program, the Britten-Pears Orchestra once again as principal violist, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Menuhin Academy in Gstaad Switzerland, and in the Aldeburgh Classical-Contemporary Connections Chamber Music Festival. She will be performing in the New York Philharmonic’s 2016 Biennial of New Music in May.