Julia McKenzie, violinist, is an alumna of the New England Conservatory, the Aspen Music School, and the University of California, Irvine. She performs with numerous Boston ensembles including Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music, Foundling Baroque Orchestra and Women's Advocacy Project, and the multi-media group "Melodic Vision" with the Riverview Chamber Players. As a specialist in historical performance practice, she has performed in early music festivals in Germany, Mexico, Indianapolis, and Boston, and has traveled internationally on tour with Boston Baroque. Also a consultant of fine violins, she is employed by Johnson String Instrument and acquires instruments and bows from all over the world for string players nationwide. A dedicated teacher, Ms. McKenzie coaches students in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School where she teaches privately and conducts workshops in Baroque performance practice. She has recorded for the Telarc, Meridien, Arabesque and Titanic record labels.