Aspen Music Festival And School

Julie Albers Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

American cellist Julie Albers studied with Richard Aaron at the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Miss Albers soon was awarded the Grand Prize at the XIII International Competition for Young Musicians in Douai, France.

Miss Albers made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1998, and thereafter has performed in recital and with orchestras around the world. In 2001, she won Second Prize in Munich's Internationalen Musikwettbewerbes der ARD, and was awarded the Wilhelm-Weichsler-Musikpreis der Stadt Osnabruch. In 2003 she was named the first Gold Medal Laureate of South Korea's Gyeongnam International Music Competition.

In North America, Miss Albers has performed on San Francisco Performances and the Grant Park Music Festival. Past seasons have included concerto appearances with Colorado, Indianapolis, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver orchestras. In 2014, Miss Albers was named principal cellist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is also active with the Albers String Trio and the Cortona Trio. Albers holds the rank of Assistant Professor at the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.

Her debut album with Orion Weiss is available on the Artek Label. Albers performs on a N.F. Vuillaume cello made in 1872 and makes her home in Minneapolis with her husband, Bourbon, and their dog, Dozer.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO