Professorial Staff - Bassoon
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Area of WorkWind, Brass & Percussion Department, Academic, Bassoon
Julie is a freelance bassoonist living In London. She leads a busy musical life playing with the London orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as teaching the bassoon and coaching ensembles at Trinity Laban, Goldsmiths College, Dulwich Prep School and James Allen’s Girls' School.
As a freelance player, Julie plays regularly with London and regional orchestras, often as guest principal.
While Principal Sassoonist with the Britten Sinfonia and Haffner Wind Ensemble (a position she held for 13 years), she was soloist on the Britten Sinfonia recording of Richard Strauss’ Duo Concertante for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra (EMI) with clarinettist Joy Farrall, and in 1999 recorded Mozart's Bassoon Concerto K.191, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra (with Nicholas Daniel, Joy Farrall and Stephen Bell) for the Classic FM label. Her recording of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, with the Britten Sinfonia, was chosen by the BBC Radio 3 Building a Library programme as the best available recording.
As well as performing on concert platforms throughout the UK and all over the world, Julie has spent a considerable amount of time as a studio musician, playing Principal Bassoon on numerous recordings of film soundtracks and backing tracks, including several Harry Potter and James Bond scores.