Julie Koenig has been a professional harpist since 1980. An Ohio native, she played seven seasons with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. While living in Miami, Julie played harp throughout coastal Florida, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida and with the Palm Beach Opera.
Julie came to Atlanta in 1990 to continue freelancing and has been principal harpist of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra since 1994. She has also performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, DeKalb Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic, and Johns Creek Symphony, as well as with the Atlanta Pops, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Opera orchestras.
Julie has backed various artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith, Itzhak Perlman, Indigo Girls, Trisha Yearwood, and Ray Charles. She has also provided music at private events for Jimmy Carter, Tyler Perry, Tom Glavine, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Widespread Panic.
Julie has played harp for thousands of wedding ceremonies and multitudes of wedding receptions, dinners, church services, recitals, orchestra performances, choral concerts, grand openings, housewarmings, bridal showers, and countless other special occasions. She has been a featured soloist playing concertos by Ravel, Debussy and Mozart, has performed on European tours in Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria, and has appeared on several recordings.
In her spare time, Julie can usually be found walking her golden retriever.
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