Boston native Julia Glenn performs internationally on modern and baroque violins and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in halls including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall, Beijing Recital Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Glenn collaborated recently with the New York New Music Ensemble, Cantata Profana, ACRONYM, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and Soloists of New England. As a baroque violinist, she has worked with William Christie, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Monica Huggett, Jeanne Lamon, and Masaaki Suzuki. In 2016, Glenn gave the world premiere of Milton Babbitt’s violin concerto to critical acclaim.
A 2018 graduate of Juilliard’s C.V. Starr doctoral program, Glenn studied with Joseph Lin, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Cynthia Roberts and was a member of the honors chamber music program. She obtained her master of music degree from New England Conservatory in 2013 with James Buswell, and her bachelor’s in linguistics magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2012.
Glenn’s doctoral dissertation was titled, “Hearing in Tone: A Phonetic Approach to the Analysis and Performance of Chinese Contemporary Music.” She recently presented talks and lecture-performances on her work at the Harvard Shanghai Center, Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Harvard University, Shanghai Conservatory, Beijing Central Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. As the recipient of Juilliard’s 2019 John Erksine Faculty Prize, she is currently working with Chen Yi on a video project including commissioned dance choreography for Chen’s Memory. Glenn has recorded for Spice Records and Swan Studio labels.