Julie Albers

Principal Cello, Bill and Hella Mears Hueg Chair

American cellist Julie Albers is recognized for her superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style, and her intense musicianship. She was born into a musical family in Longmont, Colorado and began violin studies at the age of two with her mother, switching to cello at age four. Julie made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1998, and thereafter has performed in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, she was named principal cellist of the SPCO. She regularly participates in chamber music festivals around the world, and is active with the Albers String Trio and the Cortona Trio. Julie performs on a N.F. Vuillaume cello made in 1872.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in music?

“There are so many directions to go with advice, but I would say the most important for somebody pursuing music as a career is to never stop learning. Everybody can teach you something and one must approach every situation as a collaboration with many different possibilities.”