CONCERTS, RECITALS & FUNCTIONS
"Her powerful, warm and flexible voice is combined with a highly dramatic stage presence – always a winning combination"-David Gillard MBE
Opera Critic, Daily Mail
All About Julie
A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Julie Vivienne GRSM. LRAM. MISM. MU AOTOS. BFS. Studied voice and piano at The Royal Academy of Music in London.
She is in demand as a soprano soloist throughout the UK for opera, oratoria, musicals, concerts and various functions ;as well as recording and teaching. Her operatic roles include Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana,Maguerite in Gounod's Faust. Amelia in Verdi's A Masked Ball and The Governess in Britten's Turn of The Screw.
She has sung in numerous oratoria and sacred works including Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana. Often in demand for German Lieder Julie sings for The Stoltz Society in London and has sung R. Strauss's Four Last Songs with orchestra three times.
Julie sings songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter and the well loved songs from popular musicals.
In 2006 Julie was awarded the East Dorset Award for Outstanding Achievement for raising thousands of pounds for local charities in concerts and running music groups for young children including those with special needs.
In April 2010 she reached the semi final masterclasses of The Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Opera Prize on Radio 2.
David Gillard MBE, Opera Critic for the Daily Mail writes:
"It has been a real pleasure to hear Julie at Jon Andrew’s Silhouette Opera concerts singing taxing arias by Mascagni, Verdi and Puccini – including the extremely challenging ‘In Questa Reggia’ from ‘Turandot’. She met every challenge with total assurance. Her powerful, warm and flexible voice is combined with a highly dramatic stage presence – always a winning combination. I wish her well in what I am sure will be an exciting future."
Since 2020 Julie has been hosting a weekly live television programme on LCBN UK TV. You can watch live every Tuesday morning 10.00 a.m UK time via the LCBN website or app, or on Freeview channel 271, or on YouTube and other internet formats.
Teaching, Training, Coaching
Julie is an experienced teacher of music for children and adults of all ages. She teaches both in schools and privately both individually and in groups. She regulary enters pupils for music exams with The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, Trinity And Guildhall and London College of Music in Singing, Musical Theatre, Piano , Flute and Music Theory.
Some of her pupils have gone on to gain music scholarships to universities and some have had solo roles in London's West End.