Contract Academic Staff; Violin / Laurier String Academy
Office Location: A517
Julie Baumgartel has performed with Tafelmusik and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra across Europe, North America and Asia. Since moving to the Waterloo Region in 2000 she has focused her activities as close to home as possible. She performs frequently with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and Nota Bene Baroque. She also has played chamber music regularly at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Elora Festival, the Perimeter Institute and co-founded the Grand River Baroque Festival near Ayr, Ontario with her husband oboist James Mason. Julie appears on various chamber music series in southern Ontario including The Gallery Players of Niagara and InnerChamber in Stratford. In 2003 she was appointed conductor of the KWS Youth Sinfonia and in 2005 joined the string faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University as a part time instructor. Her most recent passion is teaching violin to young children and she is excited about her role as an instructor for the Laurier String Academy. She performs on a 1740 Paulo Antonio Testore violin.