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Julie Green Gregorian, Bassoon

Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Julie Green Gregorian is a native of Cortland, New York where she was introduced to the bassoon at the age of thirteen. Her first bassoon teacher was the late Ithaca College professor Edward Gobrecht Jr., a former member of the Baltimore Symphony. Ms. Gregorian came to Baltimore from Temple University where she earned a Master’s in Music degree under the tutelage of Bernard Garfield, retired Principal Bassoon of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Her tenure has included several years of serving as acting principal bassoon in the BSO as well as solo performances.

An experienced teacher, Ms. Gregorian is on the faculty of the Baltimore School for the Arts as well as the BSO Academy. Previous academic appointments include Catholic University and Ithaca College. Julie has served as a judge and performer at the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium where she was praised for her "beautiful expressive sound" and "thoughtful performance." Most recently, she has taught and coached at the Hyogo Performing Arts Orchestra in Japan and the Crescendo Music Festival in Hungary.

Performances and studies at the Aspen Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival at Yale fostered an early love for chamber music.

She has been featured in concerts at the Second Presbyterian Concert Series, Central Presbyterian, Chamber Music on the Hill in Westminster, and Sundays at 3 in Columbia. She also cofounded the Glyndon Chamber Players with her husband, BSO double bassist Arnold Gregorian.

Julie was introduced to California and artichokes when she met Arnold in the BSO. When they discovered that they liked the same kind of food and music, they married. Santa Cruz became a favorite place to visit for them with their three children, as Arnold’s brother and family, as well as his aunt resided here. Julie is looking forward to the house Arnold is building for her in Santa Cruz!

Ms. Gregorian performs on a vintage Heckel bassoon dating from 1930.