cclaimed violinist Julia Danitz leads a multifaceted performing career. Based in NYC, she performs in ensembles and as soloist in diverse concert venues, from Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to on the screen in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Live From Here with Chris Thile, and the Barclays Center arena.
Ms. Danitz was a prizewinner in several competitions; most recently she was a finalist in the William C. Byrd competition, and a prizewinner in the Pearl and Julius Young competition. 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 performing at the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
Passionate about chamber music, Ms. Danitz, was honored to be invited to an intensive string quartet festival, Music Masters Japan, hosted by renowned conductor Alan Gilbert and his family in Yokohama, Japan in the summer of 2018. In the summer of 2019, she was invited to Moritzburg Festival in Saxony, Germany. Since 2019, Ms. Danitz was invited to be on the Young Artists roster of the Center of Musical Excellence, which provides solo and small ensemble opportunities for gifted young musicians. She spent the summer of 2021 on a concert tour in Austria with CME, playing Mozart's Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216 as well as other chamber works.
Ms. Danitz is a co-founder and co-director of Sonora Collective, a musicians collective that collaborates with contemporary artists to create vibrant performance experiences in special venues and installation spaces.
An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Danitz maintains a private violin studio and serves as a Faculty Mentor at the Harmony Program.
She is currently a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) 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.