Julia Clancy, viola
As a member of Aldeburgh Strings, violist Julia Clancy performs regularly in London and Snape England, and has collaborated with the ensemble in two albums for Linn Records. As a chamber musician and soloist, Julia was featured as a laureate of the iPalpiti music festival with performances in Los Angeles and Encinitas. Last year, she performed in the New York Philharmonic’s 2016 Biennial of new music, premiering works alongside her colleagues at the Yale School of Music.
She has acted as principal violist in Krzysztof Penderecki’s festival orchestra, 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 of Shoreham, N.Y., 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 towards her B.M. at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Robert Vernon. She recently graduated with her Master’s from Yale University, winning the Georgina Lucy Grosvenor Memorial Prize. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale.