Violinist, Julia Danitz is currently a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate at CUNY Graduate Center and is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a Masters of Music. Prior to her doctoral studies, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Columbia University, where she was enrolled in the rigorous dual degree Columbia-Juilliard exchange program, majoring in Political Science. Her violin tutelage includes noteworthy professors such as Daniel Phillips, Yoko Takebe Gilbert, Masao Kawasaki, and Li Lin.
She leads a multifaceted performing career which has led her to diverse concert venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, to on the screen and behind the scenes on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Julia collaborates with Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste on various projects.
She has performed at many prestigious summer music festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen Music Festival and School, Lake George Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival. At Tanglewood, she had the privilege to collaborate with the iconic Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at the Seiji Ozawa Hall.
From 2019-2021 Julia was invited to be on the artist roster of the Center of Musical Excellence and spent the summer of 2021 performing solo and chamber music concerts around Austria as part of the CME tour.
Julia maintains a musicians collective, Sonora Collective, which performs living composers works as well as contemporary and underrepresented repertoire in the classical music canon.