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Assistant Principal Cello

Julia MacLaine

From Prince Edward Island, Julia MacLaine performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, in music ranging from classical to contemporary, and from ‘world’ to her own compositions. The New York Times recently noted her “compelling serenity” and “grace” in her performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto with The Knights in Central Park.

In New York, Julia is a member of The Knights, and is co-founder of Decoda, a collective that produces chamber music residencies around the world. In Montreal, she is the cellist of the duo Moon Palace, with horn-player Louis-Pierre Bergeron, of the Parcival Project and String Quartet, as well as Artistic Director of the “Ahuntsic en fugue” Chamber Music Festival. She is also an artist of the SAMS (Société pour les arts en milieux de santé), a program that brings music to hospitals and health centers in Montreal.

Julia studied at McGill University and at The Juilliard School. This fall, she joins the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cellist.

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