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Julia MacGregor, cello

British born cellist Julia MacGregor studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England with Raphael Sommer and subsequently with Ralph Kirshbaum. During this time, she was awarded the Brodsky and Henry Fielding scholarships administered by the R.N.C.M. as well as the prestigous Martin Trust scholarship for two years administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Further study took place at Northern Illinois University with Marc Johnson and Raya Garbousova where she gained a Masters degree in performance.

Whilst Julia was a student she was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra which was conducted by Herbert Von Karayan and Claudio Abbado and performances took place throughout Europe.

Julia has performed the Boccherini, Monn, Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Elgar concertos with orchestras and has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in England and Canada. She is principal cellist of the London Concert Players Orchestra as well as playing for the Stratford Festival and Orchestra London.

Julia plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore cello made in 1703, which is currently on loan to her. Julia lives in London with her husband Iain and their three children Jon, Rory and Sarah.



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