Julie Groves performs as a soloist, freelance orchestral musician and as part of the accomplished London Myriad Ensemble who are international competition first-prize winners. Her passion for chamber music manifests itself in duos with pianists Yuki Negishi and David Laughton, guitarist Ahmed Dickinson and with Laura Snowden as the Woodlark Duo. Venues such as the Purcell Room – Southbank Centre; St Martin’s in the Fields; Blackheath Halls; the Barbican; the National Gallery; St James’s, Piccadilly; Wiltons Theatre; Cromer Pier; Latitude Festival and the Chocolate Factory, London have been hosts to Julie’s performances. She was notably the Great Britain and Ireland Winner of the LIONS International Music Competition, representing the UK and Ireland in the Europe Finals. Julie has performed a number of concertos including Frank Martin’s Ballade, Khatchaturian Concerto, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto and Mozart Andante and Poulenc with conductor Adrian Brown.
Julie has ongoing creative projects with Between Soundings (flute/poet), composers, actors and dancers in creating new works and working collaboratively. She recently gained a distinction in her Masters in Sound Art at UAL and is now embarked upon a research PhD in creative practice.
Julie regularly coaches chamber music and advanced woodwind across the country and at Benslow Music. Julie also performs on the cruise-circuit as a classical soloist, in the same vein as her Summer Season with the popular Seaside Special as their Classical Artist in 2007. Alongside frequent charity fundraising concerts, Julie has also been Music Director for large outdoor charity classical events such as A Classic Summer Evening in Surrey and also works alongside Julian Broughton in creating the new Kidbrooke Coffee Concerts Series in Forest Row, East Sussex.