Julie-Anne Derome, violin/viola

Winner of the prestigious 2003 Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts, an award given to underline her innovative work as a performer, Julie-Anne Derome studied with Christopher Rowland at the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, and with Mitchell Stern and members of the Emerson String Quartet in the USA.  She received a special prize at the 1992 Yehudi Menuhin Competition in Paris for her interpretation of Anthèmes by Boulez and in 1993 took part in a concert of chamber music for Queen Elizabeth II in Cyprus. In 1996 Julie-Anne released a CD of twentieth century solo violin works on the Atma label and in reference to this recording the BBC Music Magazine hailed her as "a star in the making." She may also be heard on the Analekta and Cyprès labels. Julie-Anne has been a guest artist at numerous international festivals: Aldeburgh (UK), Musica Strasbourg (France), Ultraschall (Germany), XIII Festival Música Contemporánea Chilena (Chile), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK).