Canadian violinist Julia Loucks completed her postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music as a Frederick Johnston Scholar supported by an Astor Award. As a performer, she has appeared in the TD Canada Trust Competition, the Wye Valley, Spitalfields, Burford, and Windrush Chamber Music festivals, as well as recitals and masterclasses in Cambridge, Kings Place, and Dartington.

She has been a member of numerous youth orchestra and performance programmes in Europe, Canada and the United States, such as the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra (Christopher Eschenbach, Director), Domaine Forget Chamber Music, New Virtuosi, Bowdoin Music Festival, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

She has received generous support from the Williamson Foundation and Dartington School, as well as the Afternoon Music Club of Phoenixville and Matt Bailey Memorial Scholarships, both of which are awarded to a student pursuing music performance at a major university or conservatoire. Julia is a founding member of the London-based Live Film Orchestra, and Chamber Music Without Borders, a music outreach program based in Montreal.


Royal College of Music
London, UK

Quickfire Questions

What is your earliest musical memory?
Singing along to Les Misérables in the car on road trips.

Which three people, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why?
Beethoven, as he’s my favourite composer, I’d have lots of questions for him about his string quartets. Simon Rattle, to persuade him to let me join the Berlin Phil 😉 and Rostropovich, as he seems like a wonderful conversationalist. I’d also have to ask him about his incredible bow technique.