Cellist Juliana Soltis performs the world over—from New York, to Osaka, to Venice—as both soloist and chamber musician. Hailed as “delightful” in performance (ClevelandClassical.com) and praised for her “thought-provoking” interpretations (The Oberlin Review), Juliana specializes in the historical performance of the Baroque and Classical cellos, violoncello piccolo, and viola da gamba.
She has appeared as soloist with the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, and has been a featured performer at the Boston Early Music Festival, as well as on numerous concert series, including the Millennium Stage Series at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.. Most recently, her Japanese tour of the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello was met with both popular and critical acclaim: “Never did one think the heart could be so stirred by a cello alone” (Yomiuri Shinbun).
A passionate performer-scholar, Juliana holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, Ball State University, The Longy School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory; her primary studies having been conducted under the tutelage of Yeesun Kim, Richard Aaron, Phoebe
Carrai, and Catharina Meints.
Currently based in Seattle, WA, Juliana divides her time between a busy touring schedule and performing with the some of the premier Early Music ensembles of the Pacific Northwest, including Pacific Music Works and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
She is privileged to play on an antique instrument, made in Salzburg by Andres Ferdinand Mayr: luthier to the Salzburg court and famed maker of the child Mozart’s first violin.