Julia Che, Violinist
Since her solo debut at age 14 with the Macao Chamber Orchestra (Former Macao Orchestra) and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, she performed in solo recitals, chamber concerts and symphony concerts to bring music across continents to audiences in America, Asia and Europe.
As one of the founding members of the award winning ANEA Quartet, Julia performed in local venues in the classical style as well as jazz, rock and pop styles. Her interest in the vast variety of musical styles led her to also be the one of the first members of the Modern Hue Ensemble. Actively working with living composers, the Modern Hue Ensemble created a new sense of horizon in contemporary music. Julia also engaged in larger ensembles including Lamont Symphony Orchestra, University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Minnesota, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra and Macao Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.
Julia is a dedicated violin teacher. As a teaching assistant to Professor Linda Wang at the University of Denver, Julia taught non-music-major violin students in one-on-one setting. She finds it very inspiring and fulfilling to share the joy of music to students of different ages and disciplines. During the year 2012-2013, she was selected as a string teaching fellow of the Denver Friends of Chamber Music Organization. She created workshops with Anea Quartet and presented to more than 100 local high school music students.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Minnesota at Twins Cities, and Master of Music from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music both in Violin Performance. Her major violin teachers include Linda Wang, Sally O’Reilly, Michael Ma, Kin Fung Leung and Wang Ka. She studied chamber music with Katherine Knight, Thomas Rosenberg and Basil Vendryes. Julia performed in masterclasses of Sibbi Bernhardsson, Cullan Bryant, Eriko Tsuchihashi, Yair Kless, Wen Zhou Li, Yun Chen, Pacifica Quartet and Yings Quartet.
Currently, Julia lives in Denver, Colorado and enjoys the wonderful weather and outdoor activities that Colorado provides. She is passionate about building the bridge between performing musicians with the community and she is working on building a non-profit to let college music students/alumni to perform in hospices and children’s hospitals.