Julie Jeffrey

viola da gamba

Julie Jeffrey began her career in early music performance while pursuing graduate studies in Musicology at the University of Chicago. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she freelances locally and abroad, appearing with Magnificat and American Bach Soloists, the Newberry Consort, the Catacoustic Consort, Scaramella, the Terra Nova Consort. She has performed at the Carmel Bach Festival, the California Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Early Music Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik, the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival, and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Julie is a member of Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, is the founder and creative mastermind of the acclaimed trio Wildcat Viols, is half of the viol duo Hallifax & Jeffrey, and co-director of Barefoot Chamber Concerts.  Devoted to promoting all aspects of interest in her instrument, Ms. Jeffrey is a frequent instructor at early music workshops across the country, is a co-founder and active member of the Viola da Gamba Society, Pacifica Chapter, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.