Viola, Violin (Precollege)
Artistic advisor and violinist Julie Artzt Becker has performed throughout the United States and Europe as soloist with orchestra, recitalist and with chamber ensembles. At the age of eleven, she debuted with the Young Artists Philharmonic in Connecticut performing the Haydn Violin Concerto No. 2. Since then she has won many competitions, including the Queens Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, the Bergen Philharmonic Competition and the Five Towns Music and Art Competition. Ms. Becker has performed in festivals in Aspen, Colorado, Italy and Israel, where she took master classes with Pinchas Zukerman. She also participated in the Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island as an assistant to her teacher, Patinka Kopec. Also an active chamber musician, Ms. Becker has performed a duo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with violist Jeanne Mallow and the Mendelssohn Octet with Itzhak Perlman at Weill Recital Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Becker studied at the Juilliard Pre-College Division and then graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music degree and the Manhattan School of Music with a Master of Music degree. Presently, Ms. Becker is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1999.