American cellist Julie Albers is recognized for her superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style and her intense musicianship. She was born into a musical family in Longmont, CO and began violin studies at the age of two, switching to cello at four. She moved to Cleveland during her junior year of high school to pursue studies through the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Richard Aaron. At the age of 17 she made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra and thereafter has performed in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia. Julie has received various awards including the Grand Prize in South Korea’s Gyeongnam International Music Competition and Second Prize in Munich’s Internationaler Musikwettbewerbes der ARD.. In addition to solo performances, Julie participated in a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, and regularly appears at chamber music festivals around the world. In 2015 Julie was appointed the new principal cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition she is Assistant Professor and holds the Mary Jean and Charles Yates Cello Chair at the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Julie has recorded a solo album with pianist, Orion Weiss and a trio album with the Albers Trio.
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