Julie was introduced to the magic of the violin at age two, learning rhythms and fingerings on a margarine box with a stick fingerboard and a bow. By age three, she acquired a real violin, and began her financial endeavors when her uncles would give her money to make her stop. Over time, the shrill screeches became beautiful songs and then concertos. She began studying voice at thirteen. Julie pursued vocal performance under the instruction of Dr. Carren Moham; and violin performance, under Professor Vadim Mazo, at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she served as concertmaster of the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra. She spent a year studying in Vienna, Austria with world-renowned opera singer Paulette Vineyard-Herbich (Astrid’s mom), and studied violin with Renee Starr, member of the Vienna Philharmonic and accomplished composer. Somewhere along the way, she began playing the guitar, and after graduating college, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter and violinist.
Julie’s musical endeavors have taken her all over the world, from a performance at Carnegie Hall under the baton of composer John Rutter, to performances in Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and performances at the Governor’s Balls for the Grammys and the Emmys. Julie has performed with Solomon Burke, Marco Antonio Solis, Alt-J, Ebi, Deltron 3030,