Violinist Julia Glenn is a solo and chamber musician who recently performed at international halls, including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall, Beijing Recital Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. She performs with the New York New Music Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble, 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.
Glenn has a deep interest in exploring and sharing the music and culture of China, and draws upon her expertise in phonology and the Chinese language to open up fruitful avenues in Chinese music theory and performance. Her 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 Theatre, Harvard University, Shanghai Conservatory, Beijing Central Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. Glenn currently serves on the faculties of Juilliard’s College, Pre-College, and Evening Divisions.
A 2018 graduate of Juilliard's C.V. Starr doctoral program, Glenn studied with Joseph Lin and Cynthia Roberts. She obtained her master’s of music from New England Conservatory in 2013 with James Buswell and her bachelor’s in linguistics from Harvard University in 2012.