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Behind the Music of Juliana Sharp Chen
Violinist Julie Sharp Chen has played for over 1000 weddings and special events across Connecticut, teaches an active Suzuki violin studio, and is a substitute violinist for professional orchestras across the region.
She 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 has her Masters Degree from the Hartt School of Music where she furthered her Suzuki teacher training with Teri Einfeldt and performance degree with Katie Lansdale. Julie began her violin studies at the age of ten with 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.
Juliana has enjoyed performing at numerous venues and events including weddings, church services, and private parties, averaging between 60--80 events a year. She has also organized and performed volunteer benefit concerts for civic organizations which have raised thousands of dollars for charities. Juliana is currently living with her husband and baby in Orange, CT.
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