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Julianne Klopotic, violinist, is a native of Milwaukee Wisconsin where she began her studies at the age of five. She left Wisconsin to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts pre-college division where she received a nomination from Who's Who for her promise as a young artist. She went on to receive degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, BM, receiving an award from the Gold Key National Honors Society for students of exceptional merit, and the Mannes College, MM, in New York City where she was a scholarship student.

Julianne appears as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher, improviser and arranger. In collaboration she has worked with many composers, song writers, bands, and recording artists. Winner of the Artists International Solo Competition she was awarded her New York debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill recital hall in 1998. Known for her diversity as a violinist, she can be found on recordings ranging from her work with Philip Glass to popular songwriter Natalie Merchant. She has appeared as soloist and leader of various experimental and contemporary groups including: The Microtonal Festival, The SEM Ensemble, Downtown Chamber Players, Music Under Construction, the Evolution Ensemble and her work with the now well known New York based band, Antony and the Johnsons. Orchestrally, she has been a member of the Jupiter Symphony, Riverside Symphony, The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Lukes.

Others Julianne has performed or recorded with include; Alicia Keyes, Alana Davis, A Camp, Angelique Kudjo, Aphex Twin, Enya, Lori Carson, Sheryl Crow, Elodie Lauten, Philip Glass, Bill Laswell, Jon Catler, Jonnie Reinhardt, Carl Berger, Lili Haydn, Dr.John, KRS1, Micha Green, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Manbreak, Antony and The Johnsons, Nina Nastasia, Duncan Sheik, Donna Summer, Tom Burris, Thin Lizard Dawn, Pony, Elysian Fields, Voltaire, Coheed and Cambria, and Rufus Wainwright to name a few. She has appeared on national television and radio shows; VH1, MTV, "The Tonight Show," and Rosie O'Donnell as well as performing live at Merkin Hall for National Public Radios, "New Sounds."

Currently, Julianne has just finished recording a solo demo CD composed of various styles and influences she has developed over her years as a violinist. She has won a grant from the Mikhashoff Trust for New Music to record the undocumented works of composer/astrologer Dane Rudhyar. She is also in the developing stages of forming a new concert series/"musical circle" here in Brooklyn. It centers around the idea of promoting new, experimental, and sacred music with an emphasis on living women composers. Included in its development the musical circle will feature various performing artists and composers who will be invited in to perform, record, and promote music of the new millennium. There will be more to come on this series that is in the making though she plans to begin the project featuring the music of composer Elodie Lauten with whom Ms. Klopotic has worked with for the past decade.

Other recent projects include several recordings of film music that have become recently popular with composer Philip Glass, and solo violin music for a PBS documentary project entitled "Lobomyl," about a small Jewish town, pre and post holocaust. Julianne also has a keen interest in world sacred music. She has for the past several years, begun working with the music of G.I. Gurdjieff transcribed from the original piano works and continues to study and learn through the sounds of North Indian Vocal Music of which she is most fond.

Awards
Grant Winner Mikhaschoff Trust for New Music
Winner Artists International Solo Competition
International Who's Who in American Music

Member
American Music Center
Chamber Music America
Women in Music.

Teaching

Experience

The Henry Street Settlement NY, NY - Suzuki Faculty Head, Private and Group Instruction
St. Annes Brooklyn, NY - Private Instruction
Packer Collegiate Brooklyn, NY - Substitute. Private and Group Instruction
The Waldorf School Garden City, NY - Private Instruction
French Conservatory of Music at Carnegie Hall NY, NY - Faculty, Private Instruction
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Park Slope, NY - Faculty, Private Instruction
Dalton School NY, NY- Private and Group Instruction
Teaching assistant to Shirley Givens Mannes College NY, NY - Private Instruction

Teachers

Felix Galimir, Juilliard and Mannes College
Shirley Givens, Mannes College and Peabody Conservatory
Sylvia Rosenberg, Peabody Conservatory
Elaine Richey, North Carolina School of the Arts

Education

Mannes College, MM
Peabody Conservatory, BM
North Carolina School of the Arts, Diploma






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