As an active performer, violinist Julie Haring has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Bradley University, she performed in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Bradley Symphony, and was first violinist of the Hilltop String Quartet. Currently, she performs throughout the New England area, serves as concertmaster of the Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Luna String Quartet. An advocate for new music, Julie also performs in Foot in the Door, a contemporary music ensemble that champions works by living composers such as Henrik Strindberg and Donald Grantham.
In competition, Julie has won several solo and chamber competitions and has been featured as soloist with the Bradley Symphony and as an alumni soloist with the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony and Lincoln-Way Central Orchestra. Her string quartet recently received a fellowship to attend the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire in June 2019 on a full tuition scholarship. She has performed in masterclasses for members of the American, Brentano, Verona, Arianna, St. Lawrence, Chiara, and Apple Hill string quartets. In addition to competitions and masterclasses, Julie is an active teacher in the Greater Hartford area and also works with Teaching Artists International to bring music to underprivileged students across the globe. Julie received her Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance in 2016 from Bradley University and her Masters of Music in May 2018 from The Hartt School. Currently, she is working towards her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Hartt School. Her principal teachers have included Casey Bahar, Marcia Henry Liebenow and Anton Miller. In her free time, Julie enjoys hiking, running, playing games, and spending time with her “little brother” through Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters.