Oboist Julia DeRosa is quickly gaining recognition as a leader of her generation for her vibrant playing and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Ms. DeRosa enjoys a rewarding career that has led her to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New York City Opera and on Broadway.
Ms. DeRosa attended the Juilliard School where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the studio of Elaine Douvas. She is the recipient of the Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant for graduating classical music instrumentalists who have demonstrated outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement as well as the Peter Mennin Prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and music. Ms. DeRosa won the Juilliard Oboe Concerto Competition in 2010, resulting in her performance of the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, James DePreist conducting. Most recently, Ms. DeRosa has won grand prizes from the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition and the Aspen Music Festival Winds and Harp Concerto Competition. She has also been a soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and has been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top program.
For six summers Ms. DeRosa was a student at the Aspen Music Festival and School, frequently lending her expertise on solo English horn and oboe d’amore parts in faculty orchestras. She attended the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division for three years, where she was a student of Richard Dallessio. In 2012 Ms. DeRosa founded DeRosa Double Reeds, LLC, a successful company that supplies a wide variety of students and professionals with consistent, high-quality oboe reeds.