Julia Rumley
Violinist Julia Rumley was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1982. At the age of three she began her musical education at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
In 2003, Julia was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England, where she completed her Masters of Music Degree and a two year Chamber Music Fellowship with David Takeno.
In 2009 Julia was appointed the position of Associate Concertmaster in both the London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is the Assistant Leader of the European Camerata and an active chamber musician. Julia performs regularly as a guest with the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Julia graduated in the spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Music Degree (Honours) Performance from the University of Western Ontario under the tutelage of Gwen Thompson and was awarded the Gold Medal for her graduating class.
Julia has been a consistent winner of many scholarships and awards, including London's Park Lane Group's Award for Young Artists (2007) which resulted in a solo recital in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, the Leverhulme Prize in Chamber Music from GSMD (2005), a generous grant from the Canada Council of the Arts (2003) the LSO String Scheme (2003-4), the Canadian Music Competition (2000), where she was a winner in both solo violin and chamber music divisions and the winner of the Chamber Ensemble division at the Canadian National Music Festival (1998). Julia was also the grand prizewinner of the University of Western Ontario Concerto Competition in 2001.
She was the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada during its 1998 European tour, and most recently was the NYO’s youngest concertmaster during its 1999 season.
She has performed in master classes and studied with such distinguished artists as Sir Colin Davis, the Takacs Quartet, Sidney Harth, William Preucil, Schmuel Ashkenasi, and Menahem Pressler.