A soprano hailed in the New York Times as a “mesmerizing performer” who has demonstrated “ravishing, impassioned artistry,” Julia Bullock won First Prize at both the 2014 Naumberg International Vocal Competition and the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She was also a recipient of Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, the 2015 Richard F. Gold Grant from the Shoshana Foundation, and the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, she received a Master’s degree at Bard College’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. Cast by director Peter Sellars in the title role of Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, she performed at the Perm Opera House, Teatro Real, and the English National Opera. She also appeared in Kaija Saariaho’s La passion de Simone and the world premiere of Josephine Baker: A Portrait at the Ojai Music Festival in the summer of 2016. This season she is performing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Bullock integrates her musical life with community activism. She has organized and participated in benefit concerts in support of the FSH Society, which funds research for Muscular Dystrophy, the Medicine Initiative for New York’s Weill Medical Center, and the Shropshire Music Foundation, a non-profit that serves war-affected children and adolescents through music education and performance programs in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and Uganda. She used her fellowship for voice lessons and coaching as well as travel expenses. Click here for more information on Julia Bullock.