JULIA FRANTZ has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral violinist throughout North America and Europe. A native of Eugene, she is Assistant Principal Second Violinist with Eugene Symphony and is also a member of Oregon Mozart Players and Orchestra Next. Julia completed her Bachelor of Music at Rice University and her Master of Music at the University of Maryland, College Park. Julia has participated in music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including the Astoria Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and AIMS Institute in Austria. Equally comfortable outside the realm of classical music, Julia has played fiddle since the age of 5 and regularly performs with country, rock, and hip-hop groups throughout Oregon.