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. After moving to Miami, Julie played for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida and Palm Beach Opera, freelancing throughout southern and coastal Florida.
Julie came to Atlanta in 1990 to continue her freelance work and was appointed principal harpist of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra in 1994. She has performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Opera, as well as with the DeKalb Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic, Johns Creek Symphony, and Atlanta Philharmonic orchestras.
Julie has backed various artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Amy Grant, 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, Microsoft, and Widespread Panic.
Julie has played harp for multitudes of wedding ceremonies - well over 2,000! - and countless receptions, dinners, recitals, orchestral and choral performances, and many other special occasions. She has been a featured soloist playing concertos by Mozart, Debussy and Ravel. Julie has performed on European tours in Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria, and appears on several recordings.
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