Behind the Music of Juliana Sharp Chen
Violinist Juliana Sharp is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and studied Violin Performance with William Preucil, Phil Setzer, Joan Kwuon, and Brian Lewis, as well as Suzuki Pedagogy. Juliana is the first undergraduate student to ever receive a Suzuki Pedagogy degree and be registered to teach books 1-10. Juliana maintains an active private studio to students of all levels in Southern CT, at the Suzuki School of Westport and Orange, Newtown Suzuki Music School, Southbury Music School, and coaches violins in the Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras. She has worked and taught at the Summer festival, Chamber Music Central, for several years.
Juliana began her violin studies at the age of ten with Dr. Stephan Tieszen and continued with
Dr. Ann Setzer of the Juilliard School. Juliana graduated from the Juilliard Pre-College Division in 2015 and performed solo, chamber, and orchestral recitals throughout Lincoln Center.
Juliana received full merit scholarships at both the National Orchestral Institute and the Round Top Festival Institute. She was also a scholarship recipient at the Meadowmount School of Music where she studied for four summers, and attended the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival as well.
Some of Juliana’s awards include winning the JC Yale School of Music Solo Competition and the MTNA Competition. In addition to violin, Juliana is also the Valedictorian of her high school class.
Juliana has enjoyed performing at numerous venues and events including church services, weddings, and private parties. She has also organized and performed many volunteer benefit concerts for civic organizations which have raised thousands of dollars for charities. Juliana is currently living with her husband in Rocky Hill, CT, and is pursuing a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Hartt School of Music.