Adjunct Professor, Bassoon
B.Mus (Curtis Institute of Music), M.Mus (UBC)
A native of Calgary, Julia Lockhart became Principal Bassoon of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2005. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in bassoon and a Diploma in harpsichord. Her Master of Music was completed through studies at Yale and the University of British Columbia. Julia has studied with bassoonists Bernard Garfield, Nadina Mackie Jackson, Jesse Read, Frank Morelli, and Michael Hope.
Julia serves on the faculty of the University of British Columbia as Adjunct Professor of Bassoon, and has given master classes at the University of Toronto, Mount Royal, and Wilfrid Laurier universities. She has also been a guest artist at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Powell river, BC.
A dedicated chamber musician, Julia is a founding member of the Harlequin Bassoon Quartet, and has toured the BC interior with her woodwind trio. She has created and performed numerous arrangements for bassoon with piano, with classical guitar, and for bassoon quartet.