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Violin, Principal: Julie Rogers

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Julie Rogers, a native Texan, has lived in Los Angeles for 17 years. She has played on hundreds of motion picture and television soundtracks, including featured solos on The Fighter, Country Strong, IMAX Jerusalem, Fargo (television, not the movie), Party of Five, the soon-to-be-released Brooklyn, and the Golden Globe nominated score for Into The Wild, with one reviewer saying, "The expressive violin is achingly melancholy and hopeful at the same time, the kind of performance that reminds listeners how a violin should be played”.

She studied with Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota. She has played with many orchestras and has been concertmaster of the Galveston Symphony, Houston Civic Orchestra, Woodlands Symphony, Mancini Institute Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony, and the American-Russian Chamber Orchestra U.S. Tour. As an arranger, she has written string duo and quartet arrangements of Beatles songs for performances with Muse/ique in Pasadena, as well as original arrangements for Allison Iraheta, Mandy Moore, Scott Weiland, and Mindi Abair.

Julie is an active recitalist, performing mostly in private homes, complete with adventurous fashion and extremely witty banter.