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Julia Henderson


Cellist Julia Henderson is a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and has appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic, Britten-Pears Orchestra, New World Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and others. Julia is the cellist of Desdemona Ensemble, a chamber group that brings eclectic programming to venues throughout New York City and recently premiered the chamber opera “Magdalene.” She tours regularly with chamber music theatre group Core Ensemble.

Julia earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Darret Adkins, and a Master of Music with Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School. At Oberlin she took secondary lessons in viola da gamba and baroque cello, and also played regularly with the contemporary music ensembles of both schools. She has worked with members of the Shanghai, Juilliard, Cavani, St. Lawrence, and JACK quartets, among others, as well as renowned chamber musicians such as Steven Doane, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Joseph Kalichstein.

In addition to being an avid performer, Julia is a dedicated teacher, and received Suzuki Certification through Book 8 at the School for Strings in NYC. She has spent three summers performing and teaching on the island of Montserrat, West Indies, and does musical outreach in the Connecticut area through the New Haven Symphony. Julia has taught with Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, Sonic Explorations El Sistema program, Hudson River School of Music, and the Trinity School. She currently runs a private studio in NYC.