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Julia McFarlane
Instrument(s) / Speciality
Viola, Violin
Name of Subscribing School
Canta Arya
Known for her sensitive and engaging playing, violinist Julia McFarlane is equally at home as a performer and educator. Born in Kingston, Julia began her violin studies at the age of five. She holds a Bachelors degree in Performance from McGill University and a Masters degree from the Peabody Institute of Music, having studied with Mauricio Fuks, Yehonatan Berick and Herbert Greenberg. Currently, Julia is principal second violin of the Kingston Symphony. From 2000-2003, Julia was principal second violin of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of the Glenellen String Quartet. She held the position of concertmaster of the NYCO Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2017 and is in demand as a free-lance violinist throughout Ontario. As a registered teacher with the Suzuki Associations of the Americas and Ontario, Julia has been teaching violin for 30 years having taught with the Kingston Suzuki program, Beaurepaire Suzuki Strings (Montreal), Saskatoon Suzuki Strings Program, The Royal Conservatory Community School and Etobicoke Suzuki Music. She has also been asked to be guest clinician at numerous workshops. Julia is currently on faculty at the Canta Arya School for Strings (Kingston) and she is mom to two Suzuki violinists!
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