The New York Times called Julia Bogorad-Kogan "a wonderful flutist - her playing is graceful, virtuosic, and always full of interest." Bogorad-Kogan, who became the SPCO's principal flutist at the age of 22, combines an orchestral career with regular recital and solo performances. She has performed world-wide, including at New York's Merkin Concert Hall, the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus, Washington, D.C.’s Phillips Collection, in San Jose, Costa Rica, and in Xiamen, China. A frequent soloist with the SPCO, she also performed the Mozart Concerto in G with the Grand Teton Teton Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by their music director Donald Runnicles. She has appeared on numerous Saint Paul Sunday radio shows, and at the Marlboro and Ravinia festivals. Bogorad-Kogan has served as acting principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She serves on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and was an interim faculty member at the Oberlin Conservatory and at the University of Michigan. Her two latest CDs, on the Full Harmonic label, are Flute Music of the Paris Conservatory, and Handel Flute Sonatas, of which Flute Talk magazine wrote, "Were you to have only one Baroque CD, it should be this one." Her husband, Peter Kogan, is principal timpanist of the Minnesota Orchestra. Bogorad-Kogan is a student of ballet at Dance Spectrum in Saint Paul.