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, 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 & 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, 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 other special occasions. She has been a featured soloist performing 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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