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 along coastal Florida and for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida and Palm Beach Opera.
Julie came to Atlanta in 1990 to continue freelancing and became principal harpist of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra in 1994. She has also performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Opera orchestras, as well as the DeKalb Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic, and Johns Creek Symphony.
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 multitudes of wedding ceremonies - well over 2,000! - and countless receptions, dinners, church services, recitals, orchestral and choral performances, and other special occasions. She has been a featured soloist playing concertos by Mozart, Debussy and Ravel, 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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