Julia Biber is a cellist living and working in New York City. Equally comfortable in both classical and Folk/Rock world, Julia has been heard in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Joe’s Pub and the Living Room.
Julia began playing the cello at age eight in Boston. She is currently a Doctoral candidate in Performance at the CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a Professonal Studies certificate from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a student of Julia Lichten. She received her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Richard Aaron and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music as a student of Barbara Stein Mallow.
Julia has played in master classes for Janos Starker, Timothy Eddy, Jan Vogler, Bonnie Hampton and most recently, Julia was invited to perform in a master class at Lincoln Center for cellist, Ralph Kirshbaum. She has given solo recitals at the CUNY Graduate Center, the New York Cello Society and a faculty recital at Hunter College this past year. An avid chamber musician, Julia has been invited to the Taos, Kneisel Hall and Musicorda music festivals where she worked with such artists as the Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, Shanghai and Ying Quartets.
While Julia is an active freelancer in New York, she is also a dedicated teacher currently on the cello faculty at Brooklyn College and at Hunter College where she teaches privately as well as coaching chamber music. She is director of Suzuki Cello studies at the Turtle Bay Music School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Julia is a certified Suzuki teacher with training from the School for Strings in New York as well as multiple workshops with the Suzuki expert, Tanya Carey in both Peru and the United States.
In addition to her classical career, Julia is active in the folk and rock world. She has recently played at Joe’s Pub, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and Madison Square Park. She is currently touring with singer/songwriter, Susan Werner and has been heard on WNYC, WFUV and WUMB.