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Biography

American cellist Julie Albers is recognized for hersuperlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style, andher intense musicianship. She was born in 1980 to a musical family inLongmont, Colorado. She began violin studies at the age of two with hermother, switching to cello at four. She moved to Cleveland during herjunior year of high school to pursue studies through the Young ArtistProgram at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied withRichard Aaron. Miss Albers soon was awarded the Grand Prize at the XIII International Competition for Young Musicians in Douai, France, and as a result toured France as soloist with Orchestre Symphonique de Douai.

JulieAlbers made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in1998, and thereafter has performed in recital and with orchestras inthe U.S., Europe, Korea, Taiwan and New Zealand. In 2001 she won SecondPrize in Munich’s Internationalen Musikwettbewerbes der ARD, at whichtime she was also awarded the Wilhelm-Weichsler-Musikpreis der StadtOsnabruch 2001. While in Germany, she recorded solo and chamber musicof Kodaly for the Bavarian Radio, performances that have been heardthroughout Europe. In November, 2003, Miss Albers was named the firstGold Medal Laureate of South Korea’s Gyeongnam International MusicCompetition, winning the $25,000 Grand Prize.

In NorthAmerica, Miss Albers has performed with many important orchestras andensembles. Her 2009-2010 engagements include performances with theFlorida Orchestra, and the Utah, Vancouver, San Diego, Edmonton,Memphis, Syracuse, West Virginia, Santa Rosa, Brevard and FairfaxSymphony Orchestras. She also performs in recital at the University ofWyoming, Laramie.

In addition to solo performances, MissAlbers regularly participates in chamber music festivals around theworld. In 2006 she started a two year residency with the Chamber MusicSociety of Lincoln Center Two. She also was featured at the MoritzburgFestival in Germany. She is currently active with the Albers StringTrio and the cello quartet, CELLO. Miss Albers is also on the facultyof Kean University as a member of the Concert Artist program.

October,2005 marked the release of Miss Albers’ debut album on the Artek label.This disc includes works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Schumann,Massenet, and Piatagorsky. Julie Albers performs on a N.F. Vuillaumecello made in 1872 and makes her home in New York City.

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