Julia Grenfell

  • Time at ASO 20 years
  • Instrument Piccolo
  • Position Principal - Piccolo
Julia Grenfell

Originally from New Zealand, Julia joined the ASO in 2001, following a period of study in the USA.  She completed a Master of Music at Northwestern University in Chicago, studying with Walfrid Kujala; and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance at Rice University in Houston, studying with Leone Buyse,

Julia has held previous positions with the NZ Symphony Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony in Texas.   She has taken part in music festival orchestras in Verbier, Switzerland; Tanglewood in Massachusetts; and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

As a soloist with the ASO, Julia has played Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C major twice, and in 2013 gave the SA premiere of Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Piccolo Concerto.

In 2017 Julia was a guest artist at the Australian Flute Festival in Brisbane, where she gave a joint piccolo recital with the Piccoloists of the MSO and SSO.  In 2018-19 she played Principal Piccolo in the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra in Gothenburg, Sweden. She also got the opportunity to play with Sweden’s national orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Julia is supported by Chris & Julie Michelmore via our Musical Chairs program.


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