Julia Graham is the principal cello for Matthew Bourne’s productions & The London Concert Orchestra.
Chamber music is where Julia’s heart lies having performed with a range of groups in many venues including The Wigmore Hall & The Purcell Room. She has also performed across the UK with Alison Balsom’s chamber ensemble & has regularly played in various concerts with the London Chamber Orchestra, including their small ensemble performances with the likes of Vasko Vassilev (violin) & Alexei Volodin (piano).
Julia is currently the cellist for the group Brother Tree Sound who are primarily a string quartet who invite composers to write for them alongside playing the core repertoire. Links to some of their recordings can be found on their website brothertreesound.com
She has held positions with English National Opera and was No.3 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra before moving into the world of the West End where she was the lead cellist for many shows including The Wizard of Oz at The Palladium, Evita at The Adelphi & Miss Saigon at The Prince Edward Theatre.
Therefore her knowledge and experience transcends all genres.
Julia was a scholar at The Purcell school and studied with Dame Florence Hooton. She then went on to study with David Strange at the Royal Academy of Music & afterwards with Steven Doane as a scholar at The Royal College of Music.
Hear Julia playing the cello solo in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake here
I highly recommend Julia as a fantastic cello teacher. Not only is she extremely talented, she is encouraging and kind and has really helped me with my technique with clear communicated tips. Subsequently her teaching has helped renew my enjoyment in playing the cello. She would be a great teacher for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Nicky (adult student)