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Julie King

Cellist / Educator

Akron Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Julie King has performed with artists including The Who, Rod Stewart, Paul Shaffer, The Three Tenors, Clay Aiken, Sarah Brightman, Dennis DeYoung, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Roberta Flack, Don Henley and Mannheim Steamroller. In addition, she can be heard on the Albany Record label as well as the soundtrack for the movie, “Across the Universe,” and seen on the HBO special “The 2012 Rock Hall Inductions.” Julie is a member of the Akron Symphony, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony (and serves as Personnel Manager), the Blossom Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops and the Cleveland Opera Orchestra.  

She holds degrees in cello performance from Indiana University and Louisiana State University.  She is an active freelancer in the Northeast Ohio area, and spent thirteen winters as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra as well as seven summers participating in The Spoleto Festival.  She is the cellist with The Athena Quartet, and she has also performed as baroque cellist with the Cleveland Camerata and the Case Western Reserve Baroque Orchestra.   She has been on the faculty of The Cleveland Music School Settlement since 1993.